'sigh' You know, this is just way too much drama for a freakin' video game title. But at least the entire issue should be laid to rest, as Activision has finally clarified…

At first, we all figured that Infinity Ward's next title, which was indeed a direct sequel to 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare , would be officially called, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." However, when the first trailers and media arrived for the game, the "Call of Duty" part was curiously missing from the title, and Activision appeared to confirm the title's separation from the long-running series by saying "it has taken on such a life of its own." It also could be cumbersome to say, "Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2." And so, ever since, everyone has been referring to it as simply, "Modern Warfare 2." Well, the box art has revealed something quite obvious, and Activision's response is clear as day (again, finally):

"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."

Okay, so now everyone outside the hardcore gaming community knows: Modern Warfare 2 is definitely a part of the CoD world, and that's that. Of course, avid gamers already knew that, but the power of name recognition in this industry shouldn't be ignored.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

The title should have never left.

packersfan66
packersfan66
11 years ago

call of duty 7 the search for price has been announced by treyarch for next year :/

Xplicit
Xplicit
11 years ago

they have to retain that branding, Call Of Duty is what everyone knows COD4 by. Without the branding it wont be as successful (talking a few hundred more sales).

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

which is why it should be called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2. It didnt sound daft for Final Fantasy 10-2 and even today everyone goes moist at the name "Call of Duty 4" so for those reasons, they should keep the number 4 in

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

I've been wondering abut it since they announced it… Why dump a name as big as Call of Duty out of your title when the name alone is almost a guarantee of success?
Seems their PR department finally woke up and realized they where doing themselves a disfavor.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

I think this is on par with the drama over the Bioshock 2 name. Didn't they drop or supposedly drop the sea of dreams subtitle like three times now?

Anyway, on topic did anyone really not know that this game was the follow up to CoD:MW when it was just called Modern Warfare 2? I mean I know they polled people about it but did they poll people who actually played the first game or just a bunch of people through some online survey to win points towards gift cards?

Shadow_Ninja
Shadow_Ninja
11 years ago

As long as I get what I pay for. I could care less about the name. I'll know what it is when I see it.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

I concur.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Why bother with Call of Duty 4-5-or 6? I don't know many people who call them by that anyways. Make the Call of Duty name it's own entity. Something like the Tom Clancy franchise.

Then you can have Call of duty: Modern Warfare 1,2,3,4, etc..

Then Call of Duty World @ War, 1,2,3..etc…

That way they can branch out like the Clancy titles did to do planes, and other forms of warfare if they want.

Call of Duty: Battle over Britain anyone?

Burnout hasn't had a number attached to it since #3 really, they don't really need it. It doesn't matter what number it is, the name itself is going to sell. And in all honesty, I think a name like Call of Duty: ( Insert battle name here), sounds way better then Call of Duty 276: Modern Warfare 127.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

agree man, at some point certain games should go with the brand and a subtitle.

slayerkillemall
slayerkillemall
11 years ago

very true,ch1nook.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Too much hype over this game, shut up and deliver.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

This makes me happy, cause now when Modern Warfare 4 comes out in four years everyone will be confused as hell when they go to buy it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

You mean in 3 years, looks like we are gonna get one every year because it makes money…sigh.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

well it's every other year by the looks of it, you know infinity makes one then treyarc makes one. And if it goes that way 4 years sounds right.

speaking of treyarc, maybe the next COD they do sould be exclusively Nazi zombie, that was WaW's saving grace.

mikeyp323
mikeyp323
11 years ago

(Hurries away to register 'Call of Duty Modern War4')

That was so bad I actually winced whilst typing it ūüėČ

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

I know I'm in the minority, but Call of Duty died after 2, became decent again at 5, and appears to be dying again with MW2. MW2 doesn't deserve the Call of Duty name. Nameless troops, in a fake scenario. Weak.

Gimme WW2/Vietnam/Korea anyday over this BS.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

wrong cod got good at cod4

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

In your opinion, it did. However, I have absolutely no interest in Modern Warfare. None. I have no interest in 'fake' conflicts. If that were the case, I'd be playing any number of futuristic FPS' currently available.

The CoD franchise, as I said earlier, peaked at CoD:UO. And CoD2 could've followed suit, had they released a United Offensive-esque expansion, that they did for the first. Instead, they gave the PC base that made these games what they are, the finger. And created, CoD3, arguably the worst FPS since…um…shit, CoD4 came out.

I realize I'm in the minority, believe me I do. However, the stories of those involved in the European/Pacific theaters, did not end with Easy Company and the 501st. Even though, those were some of the greatest stories to come from that war (Vasili Zeitsev also).

As far as I'm concerned, the ONLY Call of Duty games in the franchise, that I recognize, are those based upon actual events, actual battles, recreated from those actually there. All others, are merely ways to milk the franchise name.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I hope this game fails…FPS games need to rest..or die.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I think it needs to rest until someone can do something new with it. Killzone 2 set the bar so high though that I don't think any multiplat can ever top it. I'm not one to cry over the need for innovation in games, but the typical FPS experience really needs a kick in the ass.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

After KZ2 I think its not going to be easy to find something that plays and looks as good, let alone better.
Maybe Resintance3… Its most likely going to be a Sony 1st,2nd or 3rd party studio.
That said, I still think MW2 will be worth the money, being from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, I can't wait to play on the Favelas, the closest I will ever get LOL


Last edited by Karosso on 7/10/2009 6:40:00 PM

mikeyp323
mikeyp323
11 years ago

i think that when it releases it may actually be so popular it will be referred to only as 'the game'

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Still buying it even if it's called piece of sh1t 7 (POS7) for those that like abreviations lol

Who cares ? Come on by now pretty much everyone had heard of Modern Warfare so Modern Warfare 2 anyone.

I kept my COD4 Modern Warfare but got rid of WAW as i felt it simply wasn't as good as Modern Warfare.


Last edited by tlpn99 on 7/10/2009 9:28:59 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

LMAO @ POS7

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

This should state that COD 5 has not been use yet. I get the feeling that Treyard might use it for something like COD 5 Vietnam etc….. cause Modern Warfare 2 is not 6 and WAW is not 5 I rest my case PERIOD!

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

are we seriously coming back to this?

___________
___________
11 years ago

`does it rely matter what they call it.
i mean every one knows what modern warfare is because its the only popular COD title.
all the others are crap except for me i never liked COD4 i thought world at war was better.
meh from the e3 trailers im rely hyped for this, i hope what they said about the combat is true.
how you can either go in guns blazing or sit back at a distance and take a more stealth approach.
because it gets extremly tedious and annoying when you have 50 enemies shooting you so all you can do is pop and shoot.
gets boring its alot better when your able to move arround and use stealth kills.

heyface
heyface
11 years ago

There is no such thing as Call of Duty 5. The numbering scheme has ended with 4. In recent times there has been Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: World at War and soon Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Stop referring to World at War as Call of Duty 5. It is not.

Modern Warfare is far superior to World at War for one reason, the developer.