How Modern Warfare Got Its Call of Duty Back

July 9, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


Today, Activision released the cover for their highly anticipated Modern Warfare 2, and confusion soon spread like wildfire. A few weeks ago, Activision removed the “Call of Duty” moniker from Modern Warfare 2, in an effort to separate itself from previous iterations, mainly those that Treyarch developed. To quell the mass confusion, an Activision spokesperson spoke today with Kotaku, and gave an explanation why Activision decided to put “Call of Duty” on the Modern Warfare 2 cover.

“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.”

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