Modern Warfare 2
Over the past year, the 325th GIR has been a bit of a quiet gaming community. While many of us stay in constant contact with each other, our enthusiasm to get involved in a game has drifted and some of us are looking towards the next new game that will be in our genre. Modern Warfare 2 looks to be that next game that will have a large following, strong fan base as well as competition for communities like the 325th.
Members interested in MW2 can start get involved with a discussion at this thread in our forums.
What can we expect from Wodern Warfare 2? Well Modern Warfare 2 is anticipated to be the largest selling game this year. Thomas Tippl the CFO of Activision said “Modern Warfare 2 will not only raise the bar, but will be the best selling video game of all time.” The hope is it may sell more than 41.65 million, which is the amount of Wii Sports games that have been sold worldwide to date. Its not a surprise for Activision to expect Modern Warfare 2 to crush the competition this year.
Why is the sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare not carrying the term Call of Duty? Robert Bowling, the community manager of Infinity Ward says “This has never happened in Call of Duty before. They’re typically their own campaigns and totally unrelated to the previous one. This one, is indeed a direct sequel and we just want to make that clear.”
Over the past several years the 325th GIR community has bounced between stock gaming and realism gaming. When asked how realistic will MW2 be, Infinity Ward’s Vince Zampella said “We go for authenticity not realism. We’re not making a sim, we’re making entertainment. We want it to look real like an action movie.”. Since it is a game, it might as well be entertaining as oppose to realistic. Realism tends to lead to over analyzing of every miniscule detail to the point that the game lacks fun. Just take a look at some realism communities, they just look anal and mad that people aren’t ALWAYS playing by their rules.
Whether you are new to the 325th, or are an old member, we welcome you and hope you will join us. Join us on the forums or teamspeak. You are welcome to get invovled and we encourage you to help shape the direction of the 325th GIR as a leading community for Modern Warfare 2.