Activision has dropped the official gameplay reveal trailer for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, along with detailing the game's release and what editions will be available. Unlike the last two years — where standalone last-gen versions were $60 — the base game is now $70, featuring access across both console generations.
The base Xbox version — now live on the Xbox website — contains Modern Warfare 2 itself, along with access to the upcoming open beta, which will last for at least two days. There's no official word yet on a beta start date or if there'll be any PlayStation exclusivity on that front, but it certainly seems the latter will be the case.
There's also a 'Vault Edition' which contains the same cross-gen game along with a load of cosmetic bundles for MW2, and bits and pieces for Warzone and Modern Warfare 2019. There are 10 weapon blueprints, 12 operator skins and more besides, which does seem a bit more generous than previous bonus content packs for Call of Duty.
But yeah, digitally at least, the big takeaway here is that there's no standalone Xbox One version to be seen. Both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Vanguard could be bought purely on Xbox One at a cheaper price, meaning this new $70 entry point is a bit of bummer for last-gen players who are forced to pay for "cross-gen" access.
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