Update: Apparently someone working on the Wii version of Modern Warfare says that the game is NOT going to support WiiSpeak: “I’m not sure where the presenters got their information from, but the game doesn’t support wii speak. Sorry guys.” I can’t confirm that this person is in fact a developer, but now when you think of it, it would be sort of odd for WiiSpeak to be suddenly included.
Even though WiiSpeak support in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex was not originally planned, the developers have had a change of heart. At an Activision Blizzard press event in Portugal, it was confirmed that the title will make use of the peripheral after all. A captured slide at the event notes:
“Players can talk with their team over the Wii WiFi network, with no headset required. This feature is not normally available with Wii online games”
This is, without a doubt, fantastic news. But you have to wonder if the negative reaction to the lack of WiiSpeak support influenced the developers to change their minds.