CVG had a chat
with Infinity Ward
's Robert Bowling recently, and surprise surprise, the guy is really good at towing the company line (he'd better be, especially when he's getting confronted with Modern Warfare 2
questions even during random PAX panels
about Twitter). He easily fended off questions about whether or not the Stimulus Package's two older maps are worth the $15
, the ensuing competition from Battlefield: Bad Company 2
and the supposed backlash from hardcore players, saying that MW2
's popularity proves the company has done everything right so far.
Bowling was especially dismissive of the glitches that plagued
what seemed to be most of the game's players, saying that only "like one per cent of our user base" of 25 million players "experienced those types of things and even participate in those types of things." Could have fooled us -- from our perspective
, the frustration over the game's widespread cheating seemed significant. But Bowling persisted throughout the interview. According to him, Modern Warfare 2
is doing just fine, thanks.