Today’s news roundup sees Modern Warfare 2 double first day sales of previous record holder GTA 4, a composer accidently reveal Bully may be set for a sequel, while Microsoft are revealed to be working on a brand new Halo for the “next generation Xbox platform.”
Modern Warfare 2 First Day Sales Figures Double Previous Record Holder GTA 4
The figures for the first day sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the U.K. has been revealed, and boy did it do well. Activision reportedly shipped 3 million units to the U.K. to keep up with demand, with 1.23 million of those copies selling in the first 24 hours. These figures double that of previous record holder Grand Theft Auto 4, managing to shift 631,000 copies. No other figures have been revealed at the time of writing, but expect the same kind of feverish demand in any country that can play an Xbox 360 or PS3. [Eurogamer]
Composer Hints at Bully 2
Bully or Canis Canem Edit as you may know it as, was a controversial, but well received title. After many years since the first instalment, it looks like Rockstar are finally ready to make a sequel. Composer Shawn Lee spilled the beans when asked if he will be working on any games in the near future. He responded “Yes. It looks like I will be doing the soundtrack for Bully 2 in the not so distant future.” Rockstar of course, “do not comment on rumour and speculation,” so treat this as a rumour until further confirmation. [TheGamingLiberty]
New Halo Game in the Works for “Next Generation Xbox Platform”
343 Industries, Microsoft’s internal Halo studio, is reportedly working on a brand spanking new Halo game, apparently for the “next generation Xbox platform.” With Project Natal due for release next November it’s possible this is the “next-gen platform” Microsoft are referring to, but considering its not actually next-gen raises some concerns.
An ad posted on Gamasutra reveals Microsoft are currently hunting for a level designer who has previously worked on at least one big-name title, and is fairly comfortable in their Halo knowledge. Anyone matching the criteria may be offered a job designing and building levels for the next-gen Halo. No more information is given, but we’ll keep you posted when we know more. [ThatVideogameBlog]