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Call of Duty 4 beta to be exclusive to the US

In a right jab to the collective kidneys of Europe and Canada, Infinity Ward and Activision have confirmed that the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare online mulitplayer beta will only be available to US residents. This morning, CVG chatted with publisher Activision when they confirmed the news, but wouldn't elaborate to why the beta was restricted to US Xbox Live members. Though, CVG does mention that they do expect Activision to make an official announcement about the CoD 4 beta sometime today.

If this is true, which we expect it to be, then this will make a bunch of fanboys go mad with rage, because they're being deprived of their CoD 4 beta fun. We're offering this posts' comments to our fellow European and Canadian readers, so they can vent and let out their frustration about this very sad news. We know guys, this really sucks hardcore.

[Thanks, Boff]

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21. @16 im american too, but ur a douche

Posted at 10:45AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by a ham sandwich

22. Well it might be that they want to limit it to one country so they can narrow down the variables when it comes to the network issues. If the beta is more focused on learning how well the game runs online, then limiting it to one market might help them recognize issues.
IDK, sorry guys but that might be the case.

Posted at 10:45AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by sisedi

23. this sucks for europe i dont see why they cant... i have a feeling its got somting to do with legal issues acvtivision is usally pretty good to us

Posted at 11:01AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by zduclos

24. LOL, hey BOFF, if you cry about everything that's not fair in the world on principle, you must be a sad sad little man :(

Posted at 11:29AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Bravo6

25. This is BS. I've been a huge COD fan for years. Looks like I won't be in the Beta and won't be buying the game. Thanks Activision.

Posted at 11:29AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by lostradamus

26. @ 8

Then buy it used at Gamestop

Posted at 11:33AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by J-bizzie

27. Shadowrun was a US exclusive beta and look how well the online turned out in that game! :)

Posted at 11:44AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Vagrant

28. @26
No point buying it used. Play.com, HMV, or even amazon.co.uk, always sell the game cheaper than buying it used when it first comes out.

Blockbuster and Game(Now owners of all Gamestations) are really expensive to buy used.
Plus I want a shiny one.

Posted at 11:46AM on Aug 2nd 2007 by mattclarkie

29. Yay Canada gets shafted!!! We live right beside you but we feel more welcome to Europe for shit soaked balls sake! You know Canada gets shafted for the stupidest things too? I can't rent videos?! I'd understand why they don't give it to the U.K (They should!) But we are the same fucking continent. We have a good fans base! Oh and if any American tells me to shutup stop crying... the only thing they didn't get was the damned vampire rain demo which sucks! They saved you guys from a horrible game.

Posted at 12:13PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by SpezzDispenser

30. what about the mexican market?
we never get good stuff

Posted at 12:25PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by SinFULMX

31. Hmm interesting. Shaft us on the beta, I might just forget to pay for Call of Duty 4 and let it accidently download itself to a disc.

Posted at 1:10PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Blackbolt

32. If they try the whole "includes beta" with some game im going to add them to my never buy from list.
Why have they started calling these DEMOS, beta recently? Do they just want to make it look like they are giving us something extra, when infact they are taking alot away (i.e. adding time limits etc)

Posted at 1:26PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by KineticOnline

33. The beta/demo should only be available to those that have a 1000 gamer score in COD 2 and 3, heh.

Posted at 1:52PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by ccc




Posted at 1:55PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by xenocidic

35. so stupid not to include Canada. I live like 1 hour away from the boarder. So If I lived just south a bit, I would be allowed to play. That makes no sense at all.

Posted at 2:11PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by mike

36. That's shit, anyone can explain me the reason behind that? USA always consider Canada as backcountry so why are we ALWAYS kept out of contest and cool stuff?:|

Posted at 2:32PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Jo Nike

37. Yes they have the right to do what they want and yes it's just the beta, but everyone knows news of this sort is built to gather outcries. I have fond memories of the BF2 Modern Combat demo back on the original xbox and if I hadn't been allowed to play that because I'm in Canada, I would have been pissed too. Win some, lose some.

Posted at 2:41PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by refinedsugar

38. Isn't a beta to test the weight of Live on the servers shoulders?

I hope COD4's servers dies on UK's launch under the huge weight!

Posted at 2:51PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Little Lee

39. What a surprise. In all honesty though I couldn't care about this sh*t heap of a game, especially now. I just want halo 3 =P....I wouldnt be surprised if MS announce that as US only too! I wonder if they still think the world is flat on that if you go out of the US you fall off the world?...

Posted at 4:49PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by Roby

40. Activision thanks for excluding us Europeans; to reciprocate I have no problem hanging on until a couple of months and buying a 2nd hand copy of the game for 2/3rds of the retail price (besides its not like there isn't anything to place this Xmas).

Posted at 5:00PM on Aug 2nd 2007 by friedkat

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