It seems that some people have gotten their hands on early copies of the PS3 version of Modern Warfare 2. It didn't take long for the leaked videos to spread across the Internet. The videos show a brief shot of the game packaging, in-game menus, 3rd person multiplayer action and some footage from the first mission of the campaign, which contains huge spoilers.
The videos in question have been removed several times due to copyright restrictions, so they won't be posted here.
Although the leaked videos showed the game being played from a 3rd person perspective, it's been confirmed by Robert Bowling that you can't just switch between 1st- and 3rd person view as you please. The perspective will only be accessible in private matches, which are clearly identified as 3rd person. "It's not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game," said Bowling. The special mode can only be played in private matches -- toggled on or off just like "Hardcore" settings -- or in playlists that are designated for third-person play. According to Bowling, everyone playing in a third-person playlist will be restricted to the viewpoint. "This is just another cool way to play the game," he said, "you obviously will still have the option to play gametypes normal as well." Infinity Ward just keeps surprising us and this piece of information was obviously not intended to be released until the game was in stores.
Here is the list of known game modes from the leaked videos: