Not two weeks ago we brought you an image of the Modern Warfare 2 box art, complete with the Call of Duty label. Activision stepped in with this to say:
Infinity Ward’s 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. 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.
It appears that, despite the photo and Activision‘s statement, not everything is quite so cut and dried. Robert Bowling, Community Manager for Infinity Ward, announced that the standard version of Modern Warfare 2 will retain the Call of Duty name, but both of the premium editions will be entirely Modern Warfare.
I can see this back-and-forth between Activision and Infinity Ward causing some confusion over the holidays. Let us hope these gaming giants know what they’re doing.