Infinity Ward Says "No" to Zombies

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Infinity Ward Says "No" to Zombies

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Despite the popularity of World at War's Nazi Zombies mode, Infinity Ward has pledged that Modern Warfare 2 will remain undead-free.

Call of Duty: World at War was fairly well-received when it hit shelves at the end of 2008, though many complained that Treyarch was simply piggybacking on the coattails of its Call of Duty elder brother Infinity Ward. However, what seems to have become the most popular and enduring part of World at War was a Treyarch original: the Survival-style Nazi Zombies mode.

Indeed, while many CoD fans have jumped ship to the shiny new Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, there are still quite a few who return to WaW just to get a taste of those goose-shambling zombies trying to eat their delicious Allied brains. So, given the popularity of Nazi Zombies, you'd think that Infinity Ward would be at least considering a Russian Zombies (or some such) mode for MW2, no?

Not so much. IW seems content to leave Modern Warfare grounded at least mostly in reality without resorting to the supernatural, according to community manager Robert "fourzerotwo" Bowling. At last weekend's Call of Duty Finals Tournament, Bowling put a kibosh on the issue once and for all. "There will be no Nazis or zombies in any piece of Modern Warfare 2 downloadable content."

Oh well. Maybe we'll get Vietcong Zombies in Treyarch's next Call of Duty, scheduled for this holiday season and heavily rumored to be taking place during the Vietnam War.

(IGN)

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John Funk:
Oh well. Maybe we'll get Vietcong Zombies in Treyarch's next Call of Duty, scheduled for this holiday season and heavily rumored to be taking place during the Vietnam War.

Now that outta be fun! I'm crossing my fingers for that to happen, that's for sure!

I'm glad. Nazi Zombies was a novelty, and then it got old, fast.

I'm glad IW isn't pandering to the only reason World at War even lasted so long.

Gotta give credit to IW, they stick up for what they believe in. They're also standing high on their own and aren't going to let the past phase them, but are dealing with there here and now

Good for them, besides, I really don't want to deal with THAT update to add a new mode in, who where with a PS3 wants to imagine that big of an update?

Can't say I'm upset; they'd just be copying Treyarch if they did.

So that is why they dropped dedicated server supports so no one could put in a zombie mod thats a bit too far really. Although in the first paragraph of the main article Ifinity Ward is spelt WArd.(Why yes I am so bored as to point out meaningless spelling mistakes)

If i wanted to play left 4 dead i would play left 4 dead, and i dont want to play left 4 dead.

That only confirms the fact that they will have a robot jihadist mode in MW3.

and yes I know I likely spelled jihadist wrong...

ugh..the nazi zombies in Hellsing are quite enough, thank you for not hammering them in CoD as well :S

Oh god i hated Zombie Nazis sooo much! Im glad they are not putting zombies in Mewtwo, it would ruin it for me imo.

Vietcong Zombies. Now that would be kickass. The dark jungle... filled with rotting abominations.

I saw this article way before the game came out.

zombies arent what they used to be....in the past few years "zombies" have appeared in so many different forms of media that i no longer have a fondness of zombies. When they were few and far between in pop culture they were great, but now it been done over and over and i believe its time to move on. Glad theres corporates that are on the same wavelength as i.

Eh, there's always those lovely lovely modders that can make us a Zombie's varient...

John Funk:
Despite the popularity of World at War's Nazi Zombies mode, Infinity Ward has pledged that Modern Warfare 2 will remain undead-free.

Unfortunately it's not brain dead-free.

I'm sorry, but somebody had to make this joke.

Shouldnt be a suprise, IW have a history of not listening to what fans want...

... but I wont go there as I didnt buy the bloody game anyways.

I'm mixed on this. Firstly, I don't really care about any version of CoD, but I thought the Nazi Zombie mode was funny in the last CoD. For reasons stated above that it was a good move on IW's part to not copy others, I can't help feel a little like they are cheating the fans again. If the mode was popular, then they probably should have put it in. IW just doesn't want to give people what they want or directly ask for, and yet they make boatloads of money for it. It's not fair.

Why did people keep going on about zombies in the first place? Was this some attempted forced meme or something? In any case stop being stupid fanboys this is a hollywood style war sim not resident evil/left 4 dead xP

I say good show...they didn't listen to the shrill and whining voice that is Infinity Ward fans

Thank God that there are no zombie playlists on MW2. The only reason people bought the map packs on WaW was for zombies; and to bulk up the pack a little bit, they added 2 or 3 maps to each pack that everyone hated and were forced onto players, despite having a designated map-pack playlist. This led to me leaving many lobbies because EVERY OTHER GAME was a map pack game and I refused to buy the packs for mediocre maps and a minigame I don't even play.

Kudos to Infinity Ward for not introducing a zombie game. I would gladly accept more special ops missions though.

Glademaster:
(Why yes I am so bored as to point out meaningless spelling mistakes)

I do believe that was a mistake with grammar rather than a spelling mistake

Awww. Well at least it is in WaW.

Although been able to do it in a modern setting could have been fun!

John Funk:

Not so much. IW seems content to leave Modern Warfare grounded at least mostly in reality without resorting to the supernatural

That's why we drive a god damn snowmobile over a giant crevasse and live.

Nazi zombies was fun and all but if IW and Tre copied everything from each other then what would be the point in two seperate companies?

While I think that everybody was fine with nazi Zombies, I think vietcong zombies would piss to many wannbe hippies off. And they would have a point, all the veitcong did was to dare disagree that America is always right all of the time. (Yes I know they commited war crimes agaisnt thier own people, but china has done that on an almost daily basis for most of the last century, as have the serbs and bosnians)

Though I do hope we get a zombie mode, I am not the type to get all weepy about shooting pixels

I'm glad Infinity Ward is deciding to stick to its standards. WaW was horrible, and the addition of the Nazi Zombies just made it seem like the little kids version on COD. I, like many others, am sick and tired of the World War 1 and 2 games, so I am very glad to hear that the next one will be in Vietnam. But for Gods sake, please leave out the Zombies.

I think a mod where you have to fight back hoards of copy-right lawyers while trying to protect your newly developed small budget game would be sweet. Perhaps even hostage mode, go save hostages but try to not let them die in the cross-fire though that would be hard to work as a MP mode.

Ekonk:
Vietcong Zombies. Now that would be kickass. The dark jungle... filled with rotting abominations.

This, I would have to admit that would be cool.

I have a simple point to that matter or mode: When you are asserting that you are honoring those who serve/d your country and those who died during doing so with this game THEN DON'T put ZOMBIES in there.

Well, it doesn't have to be zombies per-se, but a wave-defense mode would surely be amazing, considering how well done the ones in SPEC OPS are and just how well they end up working anyways.

I'm kinda glad there's no.... "Modren Zomibes?" only because if they put a zombie mode in the game it would be another aspect of the game that would be hacked and modded to death. But the idea of covering youir teamates in a AC-130 from the living dead would be kinda cool and it's starting all kinds of "what if" questions. A Vietnam based one is cool but I like the idea of a never ending wave defense mode for Spec-Ops like Homeland Security or Sniper Fi.

Oh! Idea! Kinda OT but hear me out!

Wave defense mode.... but you start out in the White House and you must keep the Russians back from lowering the American flag on the roof, And also have the option for players to play as the russian side attacking the white house.

Jaredin:
Awww. Well at least it is in WaW.

Although been able to do it in a modern setting could have been fun!

There's always the zombie mods for the STALKER games...

Galad:
ugh..the nazi zombies in Hellsing are quite enough, thank you for not hammering them in CoD as well :S

theyre vampires. :/

I read this as "yes we will still rip off treyarch and pretend we came up with it first but we are going to charge you for it as if it were a full game".

Robert Bowling is also a lying dickhead and his blabbering shouldn't be posted as news unless it's confirmed true elsewhere.

id rather kill zombies on MW2... think about it

AC130 vs zombie
predator missile vs zombie
heli vs zombie
grenade launcher vs zombie
sticky grenade vs zombie

sounds like fun to me....

also some type of player vs player team with zombies also..

IW and Activision says no to money? Is this the end of the world?

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