Looks Like Modern Warfare 2's Gone Gold

This is what the news biz calls an "incremental development", but when it involves a game as highly anticipated as Modern Warfare 2, people notice. Yesterday, folks who'd friended some Infinity Ward types saw them playing it on Xbox Live.

Playing an unreleased title on Xbox Live is typically an indicator the game has been moved out of development on Microsoft's PartnerNet, and has moved into the certification process.

But more importantly, the people who spied IW level designer Alex Roycewicz (gamercard above) and community guru Robert Bowling playing the game say they spotted these map names in free-for-all and team deathmatches: Afghan, Underpass, Highrise, Derail, Invasion, Estate, Wasteland, Favela, Terminal, Rust, Scrapyard and Quarry. This forum thread added three other map names: Uprise, Sub Base and Skidrow. The names don't give up much regarding the game, but those are a solid 15, just like the first Modern Warfare. McWhertor played two of these, Favela and Highrise, if you want to read more about that.

Here also, thanks to reader Richard K., is a video showing FourZeroTwo getting his multiplayer on in a party last night.

Modern Warfare 2 Now Playing on Xbox 360 [WePlayCoD]


    now, i have pre-ordered it (the prestige edition BTW) and will buy it upon release for my PS3. but, i really cant wait for the scene groups to get a copy of this. thats the only valid reason to own a 360 right?

      I know you were making a joke there, but just to play serious business for a sec, XBL is the reason to own a 360.

      And the reason to own a ps3? I guess Uncharted 2.

      Yes the only reason you should get a 360 is because of the online community and games. Heaven forbid if people started buying consoles these days to play games on :S

    You mean there's a valid reason to own a PS3?

    Amazing how quickly anything these days seems to degenerate into a "My console is better than yours!" argument.

      It's not about which console is better debate, i was merely taking the piss out of brad's comment as he was taking a stab at the 360. I dont give a flying &^*# which console ppl have. If your still confused, i'll simplify "It was a JOKE"

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