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2009/11/08

Direct2Drive is not Selling Modern Warfare 2

It was revealed recently that Modern Warfare 2 is another awful Steamworks title, and Direct2Drive has stood up and said that Modern Warfare 2 will not be available for download at its online store. Other digital distribution outlets like Impulse and GamersGate have followed suit, and also won’t sell the game. It looks like Steam will be the only one that will have the game for sale.

D2D said it will make up for not selling the game by having another $5 off sale, this time on Activision titles, which includes Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2’s prequel, as well as almost Call of Duty title. I've just checked their catalogue, and even though
Modern Warfare 2 appears on it, it isn't for sale.

Jeez, all these announcements about Modern Warfare 2 lately. You’d think that the game is going to bomb, but there is no way in hell that it will. It’s almost like Infinity Ward, and Activision know that the game is going to be “one of the best selling games of all time”, and so they can get away with whatever they want, and people will still buy it, boycotts and petitions, or not.

At least Direct2Drive seems to have had enough of all the controversy surrounding the title, and has the b@lls to stand up to the man. I admire that. Now I wish the game would just be released so I don’t have to read this in my news feeds all the time. That’s doesn’t mean that people will stop whining about it though. I think those who play the singleplayer campaign will be relatively satisfied, where as the multiplayer peeps will be forever pi$$ed.


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http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=25944
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/11/06/non-steam-digital-deliverers-uninterested-selling-mw2
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