Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the prettied-up version of Infinity Ward’s seminal shooter Call of Duty 4, will indeed only be available as a bundle-in with some of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s many premium editions. That’s what Activision say, at least. I am astonished. That can’t mean that, can they? They must have been so excited about Infinite Warfare’s spaceships and power armour that they forgot to add a little footnote with an asterisk saying “*exclusive for a limited time”. No? Sheesh. Weird!
MW Remastered is a fancy version of ye olde CoD 4, doing up the campaign and ten of its multiplayer maps with “next generation textures, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting,” and other modern technobits. CoD 4 has a cracker of a campaign so sure, I’d like to play a revamped version.
“How can I get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered?” Activision asked themselves in the Modern Warfare Remastered FAQ posted yesterday. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is only available through the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” they told themselves.
I do note that they’re writing in the present tense. Fancy Editions are the only way one can currently buy it, yes, but maybe that wording does leave careful room for other options in the future.
If it seems I’m making a big deal of this, it’s because I’d increasingly like to see Activision splitting Call of Games up into their constituent parts. I like their big wacky campaigns with explosive set pieces, and I want to see Jeff Goldblum fighting zombies in co-op, but I’ve no interest in the core multiplayer. I’d certainly spend a lot more on CoD if could I pay only for the bits I wanted.
Anyway. A peek at Modern Warfare Remastered is at the end of Infinite Warfare’s announcement trailer: