Without any kind of communication about it, Activision and Infinity Ward have decided to disable family sharing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The feature, which allows you to share a Steam account with another member of the service and thus play other users' libraries, no longer works with Infinity Ward's latest shooter.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Family Sharing was disabled on October 31, 2022, after about three days from the launch of the Activision and Infinity Ward home game. Silence lies on the reasons that prompted the publisher and the developer to make this choice. In fact, no one intervened to explain the reasons that prompted the two realities (belonging to the same group that should pass into the hands of Microsoft) to make this move.
Clearly such a decision was not well digested by the community, mostly for one simple reason: Before the sale, Activision declared the game compatible with family sharing. “I played for more than two hours so I can't ask for a refund. If sharing was not accepted then I would have bought Modern Warfare 2 on console, thus allowing everyone to be able to have fun”, the words of a Reddit user shared on the platform. We know perfectly well that the share of purchases guided by this decision are the minority, but it is still a problem on which the publisher will have to ask himself to understand how to solve it.
The lack of transparency in this decision, in addition to the sales of the game which may have been affected by the presence of the family sharing quickly made Activision look bad. The hope is that the publisher can intervene on the matter, not only explaining the reasons that led to this choice but also offering solutions to all those who have been damaged by this decision. Keep following Tom's Hardware for all the news and upcoming announcements from the world of video games.