Activision has announced at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, that there won’t be a multiplayer beta for Modern Warfare 2, even though past iterations have done so. Fans eager to test the waters on this highly-anticipated sequel will have to wait until the release of a demo build of the game, if one is indeed planned. The sequel is due to release November 10,2009 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
UPDATED: (courtesy of Joystiq)
Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling has given the final word on a Modern Warfare 2 beta, saying it’s not out of the realm of possibility, but also not very likely. While no Public Beta is currently announced we do plan on running an extensive Closed Beta among Infinity Ward, Activision, and possibly first party partners worldwide … once the internal beta is completed, if for any reason we feel we didn’t receive the feedback, address the issues, or have the result we expect, we would consider pushing forward with a public one. However at this point only an internal Closed Beta is planned.