Modern Warfare 2 controller in works, World at War maps top 4M

Infinity Ward community manager twitters about custom controller for upcoming shooter; last year's Call of Duty DLC goes quadruple platinum.

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Last week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made headlines thanks to it being bundled with a pair of fully functional, Infinity Ward-branded night-vision goggles (pictured). Now, it appears another custom piece of hardware is being readied for the recently retitled game. Once again, the news came via the Twitter feed of Infinity Ward director of communications Robert Bowling.

No, you can't control the game with the goggles...yet.
No, you can't control the game with the goggles...yet.

"In a design meeting for a MW2 controller," declared Bowling. "Need your advice--concave or convex grips for the analog sticks? What's your preference and why?" Though no specific platform was mentioned, the Xbox 360 controller has concave thumbsticks, while the PlayStation 3's DualShock 3 has convex ones.

Bowling also did not confirm when--or if--a custom Modern Warfare 2 controller would be mass produced. However, it seems likely given Activision's continued enthusiasm for making peripherals, as evidenced by the Tony Hawk: Ride skateboard and recently redesigned Guitar Hero 5 drum kit.

In other Call of Duty news, the Treyarch-developed Call of Duty: World at War hit another retail milestone this week. As part of an announcement that a third map pack will arrive in August, Activision revealed that the previous two map packs for the game had reached 4 million units.

World at War itself has sold over 11 million units to date and may possibly be the last Call of Duty to take place during World War II. Earlier this year, rumors circulated that Treyarch was toying with a Cold War setting with Vietnam War-era music from Cuba, Africa, and the USSR.

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