Report: Modern Warfare 2 Delayed for PC

Modern Warfare 2 will undoubtedly be one of the biggest release for any of the platform that it'll be hitting this November. While it's been announced that there will be a massive onslaught of Call of Duty releases on November 10, UK site Electronic Theatre claims that the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 has been pushed back by two weeks.

The website does not cite the source for its information, meaning we're still skeptical. The report does specify that the delay only affects the PC version and not the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions, and perhaps due to manufacturing constraints. Of course, with a publisher as large as Activision-Blizzard, DVD replication shouldn't be a concern.

The original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, however, was pirated on a massive scale on P2P networks, perhaps providing a slight reason for why the console versions should lead the PC release just enough to catch the first round of "gotta have it" sales.

Expect an official debunking or confirmation of this delay-talk very soon.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Jerky_san
    Except the Xbox360 version will probably be pirated more then the PC version so perhaps they should push it back to and only have ps3..
  • Regulas
    This game will be a port job, probably crappy too like they hacked up the new Wolfenstien game. It will not see my PC. As far as the biggest game this Fall, maybe for the kiddie consoles. My PC gaming money id going to Dragon Age from Bioware and Rogue Warrior from Bethesda.
  • mindless728
    well, since i won this game when it comes out, i might as well put it on my computer
  • omnimodis78
    Truly terrible news... I guess i'll just have to re-replay Modern Warfare...
  • duckmanx88
    loved the campaign, despise the multiplayer. spawn and you die, go 5 feet you die, nade spam, and randome shots kill you.
  • chinesemafia69
  • doomtomb
    Wow, I reserved my copy. This sucks.
  • pat_ang
    They keep doing this to PC gamers and the whole 'pirating' excuse is very tiresome. It boils down to money. I bet they're thinking that if we delay it on say PC, people are going to want to buy it for their XBOX instead and we'll make more money.

    I can't really see any other reason for it. After all, they make the darn games on PC in the first place. And why would I want to by a console when with a decent setup I can play it with better graphics, more accurate controls and I have a mod community that supports the game with updates and additions that breaths new life into it.

    I own all other consoles. But if I have a choice between bying say fallout 3 on a console or PC, I do it on PC. For the mods alone.

    I'm thinking about cancelling my 3 PC version of borderland because of the delay. Me and my sons was going to play it over the network. I'll wait until it hits the bargain bins instead.
  • blackbyron
    Wow, are they really whine about piracy?
  • gamerjames
    duckmanx88loved the campaign, despise the multiplayer. spawn and you die, go 5 feet you die, nade spam, and randome shots kill you.
    Get skills.