Before the year is over, Activision Blizzard may be the undisputed kingpin of the video game industry, and Modern Warfare 2 will be a big part of that exalted elevation.
The publisher has already boasted that this hotly anticipated sequel will be "the biggest entertainment launch of 2009," and one analyst has already agreed with that assessment. Call of Duty: World at War has topped 11 million copies sold in only seven months , and Modern Warfare 2 …? Infinity Ward simply wants it to be the "best fu**ing game ever." As reported by VG247 , Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin commented on the possible length of the sequel, and how they're going about creating it:
"It’s really hard to say, because it’s not done yet, it’s not balanced yet. We don’t go into it saying we need to build a 20-hour experience or a ten-hours experience. We say, ‘What’s the best fu**ing experience we can possibly deliver?’ And we craft it around that."
Rubin did say the sequel would be "bigger" than Modern Warfare , but that can be interpreted in any number of ways. The only criticism leveled at the original was the length of the single-player campaign, as it clocked in at only 4-6 hours. But the intensity of that experience remains almost unrivaled, and the stellar online multiplayer was just plain immense. At this point, we have all the faith in the world in Infinity Ward, and as much as we may want to, we have difficulty challenging Activision's confidence.
Related Game(s): Modern Warfare 2