This holiday, the most anticipated game is Call of Duty: Black Ops, everyone even remotely attached are saying this. The pre-orders of the game is setting records so far and only four weeks are left for the D-Day. It is set to be released on November 9. According to retailers, the pre-orders of Black Ops are through the roof. It has surpassed the pre-orders of Modern Warfare 2.
Well, the high pre-orders does not mean that the sales will go down after its launch. It will go into the clouds through the roof.
This is the third Call of Duty for developer Treyarch
following Call of Duty: Big Red One of 2005 and Call of Duty: World at War of 2008. Call of Duty: Black Ops is hotly anticipated and it is surely going to send other games running for cover.
Black Ops is available for Xbox 360, PC and PS3. Recently it was also announced by Activision that the game will also be available on Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. Added to this, it will also be available in 3D to make the whole experience a real one for gamers.
There will be only two map packs for MW2. This has been confirmed by Activision recently when the news came in that this game has broken all the previous pre-order records of Activision.
Michael J. Griffith, the president and CEO of publishing unit said, “We plan to launch two separate map packs for this title. Map packs help extend the shelf life of the franchise.”
Griffith also said that the popularity of the previous map packs that was released for the original Modern Warfare and World at War were very significant. He added that the company had strong success with map packs and were able to sell over 8 million units for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Though it was earlier already known to media that there will be two map packs coming to Modern Warfare 2, but no one was sure that these were to be the only map packs.
Modern Warfare 2
There has been one more twist in Modern Warfare 2. This time it is regarding the relationship with the Call of Duty. This game will not leave the nest without the name of mom and dad. The reason is unknown. Now it will carry the tag of Call of Duty with it.
The hints which comes to media regarding adding the CoD name with it before the release is simply for brand awareness. Destructoid’s Nick Chester shared a Google Trends chart displaying a rapid drop in focus on Modern Warfare when it was dated. At the same time, few analysts were also saying that MW2 may not be able to stand on its own two feet quite yet.
One more reason is there of adding the Call of Duty name. MW2 is the first real sequel in the long running series of Call of Duty. Infinity Ward has said, “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.”
Well call it as you like it. One thing is assured that this game in the series is going to sell like hotcakes.
Modern Warfare 2