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Infinity Ward: Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Beta Possible

Yesterday, word came from Activision that there would be no multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. However, developer Infinity Ward stated today that they haven't decided either way just yet.

"Once the internal beta is completed, if for any reason we feel we didn’t receive the feedback, address the issues, or have the result we expect, we would consider pushing forward with a public one," IW community manager Robert Bowling said on his blog. "However at this point only an internal Closed Beta is planned."

Bowling went on to explain why they may only hold a closed beta:

"While we love public betas for all the obvious reasons, an internal Closed Beta allows us the extra freedom and flexibility to give the entire multiplayer a chance to be widely beta tested without requiring excess development time simply to prep the game for public release instead of an internal beta test which is ran on dev kits / test kits. That fact alone, allows us to have a smoother and faster process of iteration when addressing issues and pushing fixes out to beta participants."

Meh. I suspect most of you will buy the game regardless. MW2's out on November 10th.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.