Today is November 10, the official release date of Modern Warfare 2. Console gamers have been happily playing for hours. Some went to line up at midnight while others managed to bag themselves a copy earlier this weekend. Either way, anyone who purchased Modern Warfare 2 for the PS3 or Xbox 360 is good to go.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for PC users. Today we learn that Steam users will have to wait even longer to play as the game is locked until Thursday. Valve today confirmed to Kotaku Australia that, despite both using Steam as DRM, those who purchase the game on Steam will have to wait two days before being allowed to play.
Those who purchase the retail copy will be able to activate and play the game on November 10 via Steam.
Those who purchase on Steam will be able to activate and play on November 12.
Yesterday Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling tweeted that the PC version was locked until the official release date, meaning that even if you managed to purchase it on Saturday or Sunday, you still couldn't play.
[UPDATE] User IronRyan21 reports that according to his account, Steam has changed the date to November 11. Anyone else seeing the same thing?