There were many reports today stating that Modern Warfare 2 has dropped the 'Call of Duty' out of its name, so we asked Activision for a reason why they changed the name. Responding, a company spokesperson told us as to the reason why.
the name change sounds bad. i like COD:MW2 better.
..call of duty 4: Modern Warfare 2 is a tongue twister.....try saying that three times fast......
Dude, Infinity Ward > Treyarch. They hate each other. IW should be known for Modern Warfare, not Call of Duty. I f*cking hate Call of Duty, it's always the same sh*t.
I think its a great idea because to me COD MW never felt like a real sequel to the COD franchise. Its an awesome game, but it was just using the Call of Duty label. Call of duty 1, 2, 3, and World at war are all very similar and you can tell they are from the same franchise. This is also a good way to sell more games. Making MW independent from COD means they can release COD and MW games at around the same time instead of making one a year.
And no matter what name they give their next game, it will sell like crazy.
I DISAGREE! lol. goodtimes.
Simply becuase of Treyarch. They no longer want to be tied and let people think the same games are coming from the same company. Ifinity Ward is way better than Treyarch and they feel they need to branch off from those losers now.
Reason they dropped "Call of Duty" is because this game is no longer a game about being a soldier in a war in the battlefield, which is what Call of Duty stood for. It has changed to become a tactical anti-terrorism game like "Rainbow 6: Vegas" It will resemble the last plane level in COD4.... which I think will be the 1st level in MW2
I'm glad they dropped the COD name. When I hear or see "Call of Duty" I think of Treyarch... and I don't like Treyarch very much. I mean come one... progress your series. Another WW2 FPS? Are you serious. Modern Warfare was such a nice fresh breath of air. It's sounds better as just "Modern Warfare 2"... sounds independent.
this is such a bad idea tro take the COD name out of that, I guarentee they will lose over 500k in units sold if they do this
well just like obamas campaign was all about "Its time for change."
Only time will tell. I wish there would be significant change sooner rather than later, yet we cannot expect this done overnight. Hopefully Obama keeps true to his word.
Sorry wrong reply
so Modern Warfare 2 will be a socialist game?
@ DirtyLary While I disagree with your politics, your comment was funny. Thanks for the laugh.
Oh yeah because facism is so much better
Socialist services that you utilize and HAPPILY pay taxes for 365 days a year include: The United States Post Office Local Fire Department Local Police Department Department of Transportation Local Electrical Power Provider Or are you special somehow and can choose who comes to save your ignorant azz when: 1. Your house is on fire 2. Someone is robbing you 3. When a transformer blows and knocks out your power 4. When you streets needs de-icing, etc. So I guess that makes you dumb azz a soclialist or a hardcore supporter of socialism, oh, but let me guess you refuse all these services right because you sleep with your sister, live in a wooden hut, and have no electricity. Define socialism you idiot, without looking in a mirror. Now, back to gaming... Infinity Ward is great!
It's not that i prefer the old name , just that it feels as if the real call of duty is pushed aside as a new ip , while the fake and dull one gets to keep the name .
basically it was time to seperate the Men from the Boys and I certainly welcome the change. Infinty Ward>Treyarch+COD4>COD5= Modern Warfare baby. Personally, I dont really care about the name change because the COD brand was a turn off for me until COD4 launched. I hated that ol'WW crap bc its so run of the mill. So while the COD name might have a nice ring to it, its Modern Warfare that has that POP! in terms of style, visuals, and weaponary. New Weapons>>>>>> ;>>Old Weapons. Nuff said.
The Call of Duty name sucks anyway. I'm glad they abandoned it. When I think of CoD, WWII always come to mind.
The name never really bothered me but like you, I affiliate it with that WW genre that at one point, was so overly saturated that it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth to this day. I NEVER want to play another WW inspired game EVER.
with some luck , as soon as everyone knows cod got nothing to do anymore with infinity , and stop buying it thanks to infinity ward's reputation and work , maybe it will finally die . I dont see what else the mediocre treyarch got to do , or offer besides taking again modern warfare's perk system and applying it to a new ww2 location . As international as that war was , at some point they'll run out of places ...
i kid, i loved the 1st Modern Warfare "Doodi" before Killzone2 it was the first person shooter i would compare all others to...and i skipped WAW because of treyarch and WW2 I wonder if it will lose any initial sales because of the name change? I will buy Modern Warfare on day 1 ooh MW could make a really cool logo
I'm sorry but cod5 > cod4. I liked the old weapons in cod5 and the zombie mode, and it was more challenging online. I own people too easily on cod4. Both devs are good in my eyes, I'm glad they are making it into 2 IPs now
COD 5 is more challenging online because people camp like nothing I've ever seen before. I actually stopped playing it because I got tired of walking around corners only to be shot by someone laying under a table behind some chairs in a dark shadow just waiting for people to walk by. It's frustrating when half your team is just sitting in one spot and you find yourself trying to complete objectives alone. MW and KZ destroy WaW and that's all there is to it. EDIT: LAWL newb? keep calling me names. I never said they don't camp in MW, I'm saying camping is a much larger problem in WaW than MW. I have some spectacular Domination games in MW because unlike WaW, people are more concerned about points than their k/d ratio. I can't tell you how many times I've played Domination or Headquaters, or any objective based game in WaW that everyone just played like TDM. You can disagree all you want, but don't call me a newb, noob, n00b, nub or whatever variation you so choose to use just because you don't like my opinion.
rofl and people don't camp in cod4, or abuse the Barret? rofl. Camping is the least of my worries, I'm talking about the fact that the weapons aren't as advanced so it adds a challenge. Don't come in here with your newb talk xD. I own campers all day. In a game where you respawn..campers shouldn't affect a thing because you'll know all the camping spots after at least a week or so of playing.
I like HQ in cod4 but cod5 im always the only person going for the HQs its annoying, the amount of campers and people using jugger is ****ing annoying and what gun in cod5 is better than a gold ak47
Hookers and Blow and it would still be a 1st day purchase for me.
Sounds like they are trying to start a "new" franchise by dropping Call of Duty. Now they can make money of crappy CoD spin-offs, and now crappy Modern Warfare spin-offs.
Probably because they finally realized the title itself was contradictory. The "modern warfare" going on today, is not exactly heroic, or a "call of duty" like it was in WW2. No amount of propaganda at the movie theater from 3 Doors Down's "Citizen Soldier" will convince me that our modern-day "military industrial complex" (google it) is nothing more than a business... and right now business is gooooooooood, but it needs *new recruits*
Get off your Kool-Aid, hippy. By you not acknowledging our soldiers and efforts to fight terrorism as heroes, you are being a blind lemming to the leftist "must-believe" views. You sir, are belittling our troops, who are dying to keep you safe, with this crap. They are dropping the COD name because they (Infinity Ward) do not want to work with Activision anymore because Treyarch keeps taking their engine and reskinning another game. Activision licenses out the COD name for a royalty. Treyarch and Infinity Ward keep juggling it, and IW has had enough. They have made the franchise popular, and Treyarch is riding their waves. Infinity Ward is going to make it their own, just without the COD surname.
Oh, so you want to put in liberal politics, eh? Let me put it this way...the proud veterans of WWII will find your very own comments distateful. All US service members know that their service is a "Call to Duty" regardless of what wars they fought in, and they will turn on anyone who slanders a service member. Don't believe me? Try going to a retired veterans home and talk crap about us and see what happens.
I actually met some people who admittedly say they only joined the army 'cause they had no job and were running out of money... Not to say this can be said about everyone, but you at least have to admit, business is a part of the equation now.
activision owns treyarch. edit: I mean infinity ward (they both are). MYBAD. Modern Warfare is what ghost recon should have been tbh. I'm pissed that GR has changed so much from the first few games on the 360. It doesn't even feel like remotely the same game.
I think they want to help Infinity Ward distance themselves from that other CoD dev who doesn't seem to do much. Probably a case of Activision taking a step back and saying yeah, this whole CoD a year thing isn't such a good idea as we thought. So rebranding this vital game series by IW makes for a good move.
its because they going to milk the crap out of modern warfare games now,,, and they dont want to have so many CoD games. its their new military game now.
Couldn't agree more. Guitar Hero anyone?
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Pics or it didn't happen.
lmfao bubbles for the immature but brilliant creativity
who cares about the name it will still play like call of duty ie the perks and that pre ordered this a month ago
the teaser trailer reminds me of the movie heat.....omg..this game is going to be buttload of FUC YEA!!!
That movie was awesome... What if you played as terrorists in New York for the first level or something because that's exactly what I think when I watch the trailer.
I don't think it matters because until MW 3 comes out people will still call this game COD. And to all of you trashing Treyarch. You act like they were the ones who had the idea to keep the franchise going between IW projects. They are owned by Activision and were approached to do so because they were a successful in-house dev for AB. They have work to do like everyone else. They were hired and were successful. Until someone from IW steps up and says exactly why they've done away with the name change NONE of us can say exactly why it was done. The only thing we have to go on is this article.
if you don't believe go then you're a retarded.
Nice Spelling.. "you're a retarded."
I'm glad they are doing this, so I don't have to type COD MW 2 But you know people are gonna call this COD6....just like WaW wasn't COD5. The numbers are gone. Stop eet!
I love that game. It's the only thing playing on my 360 at moment. WAW was good, had fun for months beating the snot out of teams playing WAR with Ramez05 and a couple other top 10 world players on the PS3. COD4 is the best game ever. The AK-47 is my fav do it all gun. Hey you notice the U.S. special forces in the middle east are carrying the AK-47 and SVD sniper rifle so that when they shoot the locals can't tell Americans are around, sweet! I saw a photo in the times this week. Brilliant tactics! I can't wait for Call of doodi 6!!
i never cared about the COD series till COD4. i hate WW2 games, it's played out. im glad MW is receiving this much focus.
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