Activision and Infinity Ward have decided it's best to call their upcoming game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after all, and not just Modern Warfare 2.
At the time of the game's announcement, the duo claimed that Modern Warfare was big enough to stand on its own 10 million feet, and refrained from prefixing it with its traditional series moniker.
But having sent out box artwork with the Call of Duty name firmly in place this week, a spokesperson told Joystiq: "Infinity Ward, the original creators of the Call of Duty franchise, has said from the beginning Modern Warfare 2 resides in the Call of Duty universe. This is reflected in the title's package."
"Modern Warfare 2 is the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We have focused our attention on Modern Warfare in order to most effectively communicate the fact that this is the first true sequel in the Call of Duty series."
By not calling it Call of Duty for three months. No no, it makes perfect sense.
Check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 preview from E3 to find out why all this will be worth it in the end.