Play.com has announced that, despite the threatened Royal Mail strikes on Friday 6th and Monday 9 November, it will be delivering CoD:MW2 to its customers by an alternative partner on the official release date, 10 November.
The online retailer says that any customer ordering the game from Play.com before midnight on Sunday 8 November will see the game dispatched on time to get it delivered on the Tuesday release date.
Set to be the biggest selling entertainment product ever, pre-orders for Modern Warfare 2 at Play.com have been in excess of 150 a minute at peak times.
"The strike coinciding as it does with the biggest selling entertainment product release ever has presented us with a challenge which we believe our new delivery plan will overcome", says Play.com COO Stuart Rowe.
UDPATE: We've been in touch with Play.com to find out what the situation is considering the comments we've seen on this story. We've so far received a brief statement, as follows:
"Play.com is taking this situation very seriously and is working with their mail carriers to ensure the fastest possible delivery of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to all customers".
We are hoping to hear more tomorrow (12th) and will update this post when we do.