Modern Warfare 3 Not Getting Prestige Edition

Modern Warfare 3 Not Getting Prestige Edition

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If you were hoping to get some extravagant trinket with your Collector's Edition of Modern Warfare 3, then you're going to be disappointed.

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has revealed that Activision won't be releasing a "Prestige" edition for Modern Warfare 3, and will just have a standard and "Hardened" release. Bowling let this information slip in response to a fan question on Twitter.

In the past, the Prestige editions of previous Call of Duty games have included some fairly extravagant extras. The Prestige edition for Black Ops, for example, came with a remote-controlled car, and Modern Warfare 2 had a pair of night vision goggles and life-sized plastic head to put them on. For Modern Warfare 3, fans will have to settle for the Hardened edition, which contains - among other things - a year's subscription to Call of Duty Elite, Activision's new social service for the CoD franchise.

Bowling didn't give any indication about why Activision had decided to forego Modern Warfare 3' prestige edition, so we can only speculate about what's going on. It could be that Prestige editions don't sell as well as Activision would like, or it could be that Activision wants the emphasis to be on Elite with Modern Warfare 3, rather than some bundled-in trinket - it's not impossible that it's a little bit of both.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out for the PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on November 8th.

Source: Eurogamer

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they must be tired of their fans just throwing their money at them hand over fist... LOL

Smart move on their part, IMHO. I still see Black Ops prestige editions in the clearance section every now and then when I go to Target. Besides, I could hardly fathom the gimmicky piece of crap they would throw into it anyway.

Heh, "Hardened".

Damn, and I really wanted that Happy Meal quality UAV too.

No big surprise, companies such as Activision don't actually want to give anyone anything for their money. They want to sell you a software license, and in this case a years subscription to Elite, both of which can be taken away at their leisure since it's all just licensing and paying for a service. This is part of the decline of the entire industry.

On a less serious note, gimmicks... blech!

wow activison arnt trying to squeeze more money out of their sheep, i mean fan base

This can only mean that the pre-order bonus will be that much more awesome!

Ser Imp:
This can only mean that the pre-order bonus will be that much more awesome!

Your optimism is adorable.

Aw. I was looking kinda forward to my gimmicky toy. I use the remote control car with the video feed chase my roommate's cat around the house.

Ariseishirou:
Aw. I was looking kinda forward to my gimmicky toy. I use the remote control car with the video feed chase my roommate's cat around the house.

I think chasing cats and dogs is exactly what everyone uses that thing for.

Maybe it's cuz they couldn't think of a new gadget to throw in since they haven't done anything new with the franchise for years?
Nah, I'm not that kind of a guy, I apologize. They probably didn't sell well. <.< >.>

 

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