Activision shared some potentially disappointing news Monday about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The remake comes with the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, and that will be the only way PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners can obtain it.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will not be sold separately in either disk or digital form. The confirmation came from a FAQ posted by Activision Support.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is only available through the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,” the FAQ reads in response to how the remastered game can be obtained.
An answer to the question of if you can play Modern Warfare Remastered without Infinite Warfare puts the final nail in the coffin. “No, you must own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,” the FAQ replies.
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition costs $79.99, $20 more than the standard edition that does not come with Modern Warfare. There is also the Legacy Pro Edition, which comes with both games, a Season Pass, and a Steel Book case for $119.99.
Modern Warfare Remastered will also not be included on the Infinite Warfare disk for those that go the physical route. A code will be included to download the game from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or Steam, depending on your platform. The same goes for any digital orders of Infinite Warfare, as well.
The good news is while you won’t be able to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered separately, the move to include it as a digital code opens up the possibility of purchasing it through secondary markets if you are not interested in Infinite Warfare. It remains to be seen if Activision will stick to its guns on the game not being sold separately after launch on November 4. Modern Warfare becoming available as a separate digital purchase later in 2016 or early 2017 seems the most likely path, though it is completely speculation at this point.
What we do know of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered so far is that it is a complete remake of the original game and not just slapping on higher definition textures. Raven Software is keeping the movement, guns, and gameplay true to the original release, while upgrading all of the visuals. Players can expect to see the game make the leap to the same level of fidelity as Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare.
Additionally, the game will support dedicated servers for multiplayer. Modern Warfare Remastered will only include 10 of the original 20 multiplayer maps. “Backlot,” “Bog,” “Crash,” “Crossfire,” and “Overgrown” have been confirmed so far. The remaining five maps will be announced at a later date. There is no word from Activision concerning if any of the remaining 10 maps will be released post-launch.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including ‘All Ghillied Up,’ ‘Charlie Don’t Surf,’ and ‘Crew Expendable.’
“Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as ‘Crash,’ ‘Backlot’ and ‘Crossfire.’ “
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches with Modern Warfare Remastered on Friday, November 4. Pre-orders for the different game edition have already gone live on the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, and various retailers.
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