COD Warzone will be available for last gen consoles?
With the recent news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will not be coming to last-gen consoles, there's been a lot of speculation as to whether the game was even ever going to be ported over. For those who were holding out hope, it's best to accept that MW2 is not coming to PS3 or Xbox 360 and move on. To understand why, we have to look at history.
There are currently three games in the Call of Duty series that are coming out this year: Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Of these three games, only Black Ops is available on last-gen consoles. The decision of what version of a game gets made is usually made by a combination of the publisher (Activision) and the developer (Infinity Ward). So if you're wondering why MW2 isn't coming out on last-gen systems when other COD games are, it might have come down to Infinity Ward's decision.
The question of whether or not the Call of Duty series will be coming to last-gen consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) has been a hot topic, so we decided to investigate. In a blog post on July 13th, Activision confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II would be available for Xbox 360 and PS3, in addition to the current-gen (Xbox One and PS4) versions. However, the company was quite clear that no other Call of Duty titles would be released on Xbox 360 or PS3 in the future—the game had "no plans" to release on last-gen systems after MW2. This makes sense, since the game was actually released on November 10th, 2009, a full seven years ago. That's almost an eternity in terms of video games!
This rumor likely started as a misunderstanding about MW2's release for last-gen consoles. The company stated that it had plans to release MW2 on Xbox 360 and PS3, not any other Call of Duty titles. But that wouldn't stop people from making the jump from one title to all others—it's only human nature to assume that what applies to one thing also applies to another.
Modern Warfare II: What consoles will the title released on?
It's no surprise that a new installment of the Call of Duty franchise will release on the Xbox 360, but what about the PlayStation 3? Activision has confirmed that Modern Warfare II will be on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, but not on Nintendo's Wii. Many gamers have wondered why the Wii is missing out on this title, but Activision's CEO, Bobby Kotick, says it is because of the "under-penetrated" market for Call of Duty titles. He believes that in order to maximize revenue from their releases, they should focus on bigger platforms like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Activision has previously released special editions of Call of Duty games for the Wii that included console bundles and remakes of previous installments. We'll just have to wait and see if they continue to do so in future iterations of the series.
With the announcement of Modern Warfare II's release date, we've been wondering what platforms the game will be released on. Although Sony hasn't officially announced whether or not they'll be accepting the title, it's possible that this move could help to expand the user base for next-gen consoles. It could also make a lot more sense for MWII to come to Sony's platform than Microsoft's Xbox 360. Although MWII would be able to connect with users of the 360 through their Live gaming service, there is no real incentive for people to play a game over Xbox Live if they already have a PlayStation 3 and are used to playing PS3 games online. The competition between the two gaming giants has created a strange situation where both companies seem content to leave each other alone when it comes to developing titles—Microsoft is even releasing titles that are already available on the PS3 like God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII—and this move could cause another rift in their relationship. The latest installment of the Call of Duty series will be released this November on gaming consoles. According to an article from GameSpot, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game is being developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games.