After years of exclusivity on Blizzard’s Battle.internet platform, Call of Duty will lastly make a return to Steam with this yr’s Modern Warfare 2 (to not be confused with 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, a totally completely different game). That’s nice information for folk that prefer to have their video games multi functional place, but it surely’s a bittersweet celebration—Modern Warfare 2 may also be the primary main game to cost $70 for its normal version on Steam.

Games are getting dearer. At least that is a norm that videogame publishers are attempting to push. Sony has been spearheading the $70 worth for a few years now with its unique PS5 video games and a few third-party publishers have additionally dipped their toes into the additional ten greenback ask, like Square Enix with Final Fantasy 7 Remake on the Epic Games Store. Activision has been charging $70 for the present gen console model of Call of Duty for the final two years, however Modern Warfare 2 is the primary time that worth will lengthen to the PC.

The PC has lengthy been a holdout for arbitrary game worth will increase. For a very long time after the usual console game worth rose to $60 right here within the US, PC costs nonetheless hovered round $50. That ultimately gave approach to the $60 normal for big-budget video games like CoD. Now that the brand new ask is $70, Activision is together with the PC in its effort to brute drive the next worth, too. Bummer.

If you are itching to interrupt triple digits to purchase a single videogame, Activision can be providing the $99.99 Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 2, which comes with just a few extra operator skins, entry to the Season 1 battle go, and 50 tier skips for that battle go. I’m undecided why you’d determine you wanna skip the primary 50 tiers of a go months earlier than the game is even out, but it surely’s an possibility.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, to not be confused with the outdated 2009 game, is popping out on October 28. Today, Activision premiered a “world reveal” trailer that gave us the primary glimpse at its marketing campaign.