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If you’re a Call of Duty fan - and let’s be honest, even if you’re not a fan you’ve probably played one at some point along the line - you’ll be aware that Activision and Infinity Ward just dropped the first proper trailer for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
The game will be a direct sequel to 2019’s excellent Modern Warfare, and will see Captain Price, Soap, Gaz and the gang in the freshly formed Task Force 141. While most people have been excited about the game and its impending release on October 28th, 2022, some have been crunching the numbers to see how much the game will cost and the results are… shocking.
Check out the reveal trailer for Modern Warfare II right here.
Over on the r/Steam subreddit, user PaP3s posted an image showing how much Modern Warfare II will cost relative to the recommended retail price of $69.99 on Steam in different countries. For example, in Canada it’ll cost roughly CDN$89.99 which, when you factor in the exchange rate, works out to about 13% more than US players will pay. Not great but not the end of the world.
What’s shocking though, is that some countries are going to be paying much, much more than their American friends - folks in Turkey might want to take a seat, as they’ll be paying 541% over the odds. Yikes. Steam’s price for Modern Warfare II (again, based on the assumption of it being recommended at $69.99) will cost ₺699, which is a staggering 541% more than Valve’s pricing of ₺109.
I don’t profess to be any kind of an expert in how games are priced, but that seems rather extreme, doesn’t it? Taking ourselves to the comments section on the post shows that a lot of people are shocked at this info. “A lot [sic] of companies actually ignore the Valve suggested pricing,” says LoOuU2. “But rarely are they selling their games at such a whooping high rate in accordance to it. Expected from Activision.”
As LoOuU2 says, It’s worth remembering that Valve’s recommended pricing structure is often overlooked by companies, but rarely by so much as this. Just, do yourselves a favour if you live in Argentina, and don’t look at how much you’ll be paying. It’s not worth the heartache.
Featured Image Credit: Activision, Infinity Ward
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