Modern Warfare 2 Adopts Steamworks on PC

By Nick Breckon, Oct 23, 2009 12:20pm PDT Activision and Valve today announced that they've hammered out an agreement to get Valve's Steamworks suite of tools onto the PC version of Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2.

"All PC versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be powered by Steamworks, providing gamers with auto-updating, anti-cheat technology, Steam Achievements, and the recently introduced Steam Cloud," reads the release.

Modern Warfare 2 PC will come loaded with 50 Steam achievements. As with other Steamworks titles, the game will also be accessible from any computer, with Steam Cloud providing persistent settings.

"Steam is the hands down leader in offering a community focused experience on PC and the inclusion of Steamworks has allowed us to deliver the most feature-rich PC version to ever come from Infinity Ward, which at the end of the day will mean the most to our fans," said Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.

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  • CoD4's sp was great for one run through. After that it was all about the multiplayer. The beautiful maps, the awesome game modes, the wonderful 'feel' they created that balanced real-world weaponry with fun combat action, arcade-y Perks, and somehow managed to create a gameplay experience that offered a balance of stealth, sniping, MOUT combat, explosions, traps, running gun battles, territorial battles, nighttime and indoor battles, outdoor urban and rural/forest/field battles, etc.

    It was one helluvan mp gaming experience, imho. I loved it. I just left after about 6 months, at which point the game - like just about every fps - degenerates into a cheatfest, whinefest, or newbfest.

    I am glad I left when I did because I left on a high note, with great memories that greatly influence my desire to buy the new game. However, almost as great are the negative vibes from what they've done to eviscerate the multiplayer, which based on what has been detailed so far, appears to only shorten the lifespan of a quality mp experience for the game. But time will tell. I just know that if I am going to bother with it at all, I will need to pick it up at launch in order to be able to get the most out of the mp experience before it degenerates.

  • pity that the consumer in the gaming industry has no expression or visiblity in the economic scene.
    I mean, say a big stored decided to pull something like Activision and IW did on this game and you'd get thousands of consumers protesting outside their stores. You'd have national and international coverage. The store's stock price would drop and drama is spread loose.

    But here? nah.. just an online petition, thousands of online posts and there is no real-world implications. Pity.

    on a side note, Activision stock has been droppping ( I think we need more high-profile coverage who can link the uproar by the fans, the pre-orders that have been being canceled, the stock price falling and the silence by activision and infinty ward.

    So call yer journalist friends and have them do a story on this subject. Take impressions from the gamers, the retailers who are seeing their pre-orders cancelled (most of them actually lose money), and official word by activision and infinity ward, and opinions by game industry key-players.


    This is serious business.

    gamers deserve more visibility.

    i dont know any journalist or i'd have him tipped off. And not online journalists, i mean big print magazines.

  • And the hole they're digging continues gets deeper...

    I'm sure some people will like their mw2 tied to their steam accounts, but I don't. Understandably, if I bought a game through steam and it needs steam, then I'm fine with that. However, having this game tied to your steam account not matter where you buy it, sucks.

    I'm not going to even bother trying to boycott this. I'm just going to wait untill it becomes the $10 dollar game that it is and buy it then. In the mean time, there are plenty of other games that I'm interesting.

    Thank you IW and Activision for making my game purchasing decisions that much easier.