Modern Warfare 2 ditches COD name

Activision says COD4 has sold 12m units.

Activision has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 will launch worldwide on 10th November this year, and seems to have confirmed that it will no longer carry the "Call of Duty" name.

The press release establishing the date - following on from the GDC teaser trailer that originally announced it - studiously avoids referring to the game as "Call of Duty".

"Modern Warfare has taken on such a life of its own, it has become our focus now," an Activision US representative told GameSpot. Activision UK said it had nothing to add to the US response.

The release also said that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - the first Infinity Ward game in what now appears to be a spin-off series - has sold more than 12 million units worldwide based on figures from NPD and GfK/Chart-Track.

If Modern Warfare is now its own series, the expectation is that Call of Duty will continue to play out in the hands of Infinity Ward's stablemate Treyarch, which developed last year's phenomenally successful and warmly received World at War.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (29)

About the author

Tom Bramwell

Tom Bramwell

Contributor

Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Beneath a Steel Sky sequel delayed into next year

To "ensure that we realise our vision".

There's a mysterious new Resident Evil 2 remake Steam trophy

And fans are having fun guessing what it means.

Pokémon Go's next evolution event is a bit odd

Meanwhile, datamine points to possible Pikachu Libre.

Time-travelling and Sparrows coming to Destiny 2's Mercury next week

Everything that's coming - and going - with Season of Dawn.

Comments (29)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading