Activision Chooses Steamworks For Modern Warfare 2

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will ship with Valve’s Steamworks features. All PC versions of the game will therefore include Valve’s auto-update, anti-cheat technology, Steam achievements and Steam Cloud.”Steamworks will make it possible for us to have a closer connection to our fans, and enable us to support our community much more than ever before,” said Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling.”Steam is the hands down leader in offering a community focused experience on PC and the inclusion of Steamworks has allowed us to deliver the most feature-rich PC version to ever come from Infinity Ward, which at the end of the day will mean the most to our fans.”The news will come as a blow to Microsoft and its Games For Windows LIVE platform, which recently added an in-game Marketplace and server-side authentication to its list of features.Last week, Infinity Ward revealed there will be no dedicated server support for MOdern Warfare 2 on PC, which caused a spot of uproar in the fan community. Find out more here.