With the release of the recent full-length trailer for Modern Warfare 2
, the gaming populous' attention has been turned away from the original Modern Warfare
(considering the game's getting a follow-up, we think its Modern
-ness could be disputed by this point, but we digress). However, Infinity Ward community commissar Robert Bowling (a.k.a. fourzerotwo) recently stopped by Major Nelson's podcast to explain why CoD4
shouldn't be ignored quite yet -- it just hit the remarkable 13 million player mark
on Xbox Live.
This number is impressive for two reasons: First, it's two million more players than the last Xbox Live total we heard for Modern Warfare back in March
. The second reason has been mentioned by a few gaming blogs already -- it's surpassed the total number of World of Warcraft
players. Impressive? Well, yes -- though nobody is forced to subscribe to Call of Duty 4
. As far as pure, lucrative retention is concerned, we think WoW
still takes the cake.