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.