We reported a rumor regarding the possibility of third person gameplay in Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter Modern Warfare 2 less than an hour ago. The main supporting elements at that time consisted of supposed leaked in game video and a screen capture of what appeared to be a game mode selection screen.

In addition to the above, we’d like to now add a promotional email from G4TV’s X-Play to the mix, and ultimately a confirmation from Infinity Ward community manager, Robert Bowling, that seals the deal.

A recent PR email sent to Ripten from G4TV teasing Modern Warfare 2 Exclusives on X-Play, the promotional copy promises a look at MW2 “never before seen Co-op play from two wildly different perspectives”. And just when it looked like G4TV was going to be on the hook for spilling the beans, Infinity Ward’s Community Manager, Robert Bowling, came to the rescue by confirming the game’s third person mode outright.

According to Bowling, Modern Warfare 2 will in fact contain a third person mode available in private matches only. “It’s not something you can toggle on and off in ANY game,” Once initiated, it will force that view on all players in that private match until the next match. He added that this will be “another cool way to play the game,” and that you will “still have the option to play gametypes normal as well.”

That said, you can catch what will surely be a pretty in-depth preview of Modern Warfare 2 complete with team interviews and looks at several gameplay modes (and their perspectives) on G4TV’s X-Play at 6:30PM on G4TV or G4TV.com.