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If you demand realism from your first-person shooters, Modern Warfare 2 might annoy you a bit. The game's going to let folks wield two pistols at once.
Community manager Ryan Bowling revealed the dual-wielding feature ("Akimbo") during a single-player walkthrough at a GameCrazy convention. Once word got out, this caused quite a stir on the Modern Warfare 2. Bowling visited the forums and made the following post in an effort to get simulation fans to chill out (via IGN):
"Akimbo is limited and balanced, just like EVERYTHING in the game. It's limited to sidearms, harder to aim than standard and you can't go ADS (aim down sights) since you have a weapon in each hand; Among other balancing techniques, so don't freak out before you see it in action."
The fact that Bowling makes a point of stating it's "balanced" suggests that you'll be able to dual-wield in multiplayer. Maybe it's an unlockable perk? If it was single-player, no one would care if it's overpowered because the only victims would be A.I. baddies.