The PC version of Call of Duty has only ever been available through Blizzard Entertainment’s launcher Battle.net for as long as anybody can remember. This means that the franchise has completely neglected Steam, which is by far the more popular platform, for years on end. However, it is becoming more and more likely that the installment of Call of Duty that will be released this year will change that.
Activision has recently stated that the complete unveiling of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will take place on June 8 of this year. It is quite interesting to note that the official Steam Twitter page retweeted the Call of Duty tweet that announced the same thing, and they did so while including a good old googly eyes emoji. Although it is not quite official, at this stage, it can be said to be confirmed.
This is not the first sign that the shooter will also be released on Steam; in fact, we have had several others. Recently, artwork for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video game was discovered on Steam, but it was removed very immediately after it was discovered.
Even if the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is still in the process of being finalized and won’t be completed until sometime in 2019, one is compelled to ask whether this is a result of the imminent acquisition of that company by Microsoft. After all, not long after purchasing Bethesda, Microsoft began moving all of the company’s titles over to Steam, and just yesterday, they stopped supporting the Bethesda Launcher altogether.
Even while it is less likely that Battle.net would be discontinued in the same manner considering how popular the platform is, it would be fantastic if Activision Blizzard games were also made available on Steam.
It won’t be too much longer before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is declared officially released, as the whole game will be unveiled very soon (with gameplay to follow at Summer Game Fest on June 9). The release date of the game is the 28th of October.
— Steam (@Steam) June 2, 2022