Angrytank Time: COD:MW2 PC Delayed

By Alec Meer on October 5th, 2009 at 7:59 pm.

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Come on everybody! Climb aboard! This is the Angrytank Express, headed direct to Stop Screwing Over The PC You Massive Bastards city. Like pretty much every fuggin’ thing that has a multi-platform release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on PC has, it now transpires, been delayed. Only by a fortnight, but still – for God’s sakes. Toot toot! The Angrytank Is Go!

The facts – Modern Warfare 2 is released on November 10th for the consoles, but November 24th for PC. LOAD THE RAGE TORPEDO.

On its own, it’s not something I’d be firing up the Angrytank for, but the number of other games that have been delayed, most especially their PC versions, means us merry bunch aren’t going to have the merry time that those merrier console types will in November. No official reason’s been given for this betrayalette of the platform that launched Call of Duty, but it’s horribly easy to conjecture wildly and recklessly.

Bitter Theory Number One, Activision-Blizzard doesn’t really give a monkey’s epiglottis about PC, compared to the mega-sales it’ll surely lure on PS3 and 360. That we at RPS have essentially never had any communication with anyone at Actard about any of their games certainly makes me reach for my tinfoil hat in this regard. They don’t do much these days to suggest the PC is an important platform to them anymore. Could it be a case of get the console launches as right as possible, and grudgingly finish up the PC version and whatever packing/DRM/whatever is necessary once that’s all done?

Bitter Theory Number Two, could it be fears of piracy – making sure leeched launch-week copies of MW2 PC don’t disrupt the -ahahahahah – torrent of console sales? It’s possible, and a theory that’s frequently raised in response to this kind of news. Forever a contentious argument, but not one that looks like it’ll go away in a hurry.

Or is it to ensure MW2 PC is absolutely, bang-on perfect right? I’d hope for the latter – and it’s certainly fair to say Infinity Ward have never let down this platform in that regard. Even MW1, for all its barnstorming console success, had a robust and beautiful PC version rather than a case of Pull The Magic ‘Port’ Lever. Hopefully we’re on track for a similarly shiny experience, and perhaps that extra fortnight is necessary to ensure it. So if MW2 turns out to be a wobbly port, I’m adding an extra turret to my angrytank.

Or it’s just a manufacturing/distribution snafu, in which case I’m being quite the drama queen. Still, this is the biggest games publisher in the world – surely they can work out how to make a bunch of plastic discs on time?

And so the Angrytank pauses for a moment, unsure whether or not to roll furiously onwards. What should it do?

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178 Comments »

  1. Andy says:

    I’ve been playing Modern Warfare multiplayer for a while now, I struggle to find good servers though where people use voice chat etc. Can anyone recommend any servers or communities that I could get involved in? I’m tired of playing with random foreigners who never talk.

    • Bluepixie says:

      @ Andy – Most people don’t use the in-game chat, I for one use Vent with my gaming chums. You should probably do the same. :)

      AngryTank is GO! I shall happily attach some malevolent lasers to your vehicle of destruction.

    • Tiron says:

      195.242.236.67

  2. zeropotential says:

    l4d 2 will be out on time so nothing else matters.

  3. underproseductor says:

    Ok, I will pirate it two weeks later then.

  4. Dante says:

    As opposed to magic medipacks?

    I for one love health regen, it’s as sensible as any other option and frees up dev time spent carefully placing health packs at suitable intervals.

  5. KAAAAHN says:

    Angrytank, FULL SPEED AHEAD.
    Damned consolefags!

  6. Scootpogo says:

    L4D2 is sure to be a repeat of the first a new set of 4 characters walking and shooting theres no real depth to the story.

  7. [BBF]*Death* says:

    Hey Andy come play at Baptized by Fire server 64.27.21.104 port 28940. You will have an enjoyable experience.
    As for the Angry tank, I’ll provide you with all the ammo and ill sit on it with a minigun. It just sucks bananas, how the platform which gave birth to the game is gonna be the only one which is gonna be delayed. Pinky Pony them, bananas in their fluffy bunnies, and umpa lumpa in their purple puppies!

  8. Cameron MacDonald says:

    I am Going to School on November 12th With Fists Loaded to Any Consoler that mentions MW2. And Btw. I just Checked Some Torrent Sites. Their is No PC version (to download it is a disgrace) But The Xbox 360 Version Is up and Real. People Have Beaten the Game Already. RAWG!

  9. Knowledge says:

    It is not delayed all y’all are retards.

  10. Chris says:

    to this post please come and join us on epicdot.com we have serveral servers and a big comunity (including cod waw )

    And CoD MW 2 for the pc will only be active frrom the 12th on november so yes not a 2 week delay but a delay never the less

  11. Fatal Error says:

    Where did the information that the PC version will be delayed come from? I have my PC copy and I have already played online with a ton of other people. If you preordered the game, you would have it today. This delay business seems to be a bit unclear. If it only affects non preorders, then it’s probably a supply chain issue due to the huge demand for the game.