For an almost two-year old game, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
still possesses an uncanny amount of pluck. It's become a bellwether for judging modern first-person shooters, and still regularly places high in the Xbox Live activity charts
. However, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling recently revealed the most convincing testimony of the game's success while accepting CoD 4
's three BAFTA Awards
in London earlier this week -- according to Bowling, the game's online multiplayer component has played host to just over 15 million players
Bowling clarified that 11 million of said players joined CoD 4
's ranks via Xbox Live, while over four million entered the fray on PSN. He didn't even mention how many PC gamers had gotten their war on, though we're sure that when combined with the console players, CoD 4
's total online population would rival that of many average-sized countries.