Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered getting standalone release, hitting PS4 first

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is finally getting a standalone release, but it's not all sunshine and roses for Xbox One and PC gamers. The game has been confirmed for a June 27 standalone release, but it's coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) first with other platforms to follow.

Unfortuntely, there's no word on just when the game will hit platforms other than PS4, but it's safe to assume it will eventually see an Xbox One and PC release. As for price, the game will run $40, which is much better than expecting full price for a remastered of a ten-year-old game, but probably still a little high for some.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was originally available only with special edition bundles with 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Fans of the series have been calling for a standalone release ever since its launch, so it's good to see it's finally on its way. Better late than never.

The next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, World War II, is set to arrive on November 3. If that's more your style, you can preorder it now on the Xbox Store.

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  • I really couldn't care less about CoD anymore...
  • $40 really. Like, to much for an old game. $20 it's more likable. An offer will balance the equation in some time from now.
  • Since it is a remaster, I would have been fine with at most $30. $40 is too much for me at this time.
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  • Agreed, at $19.99 I would buy it right now even though I own the original Xbox 360 game and, finished it and about 75% through the hardest level (rated as one of the hardest xbox games ever)
  • Have they actually said other platforms to follow? Because the article does make it sound that way but then goes on to say "it's safe to assume it will eventually" I've outwaited them this long, I can wait until it's on Xbox One or PC
  • Sony probably has a 30 day early dibs. It does on everything else COD (aside from the actual game launch)
  • Oh 30 days that's nothing then. I'm just glad I waited it out. I tried a demo of the newer COD and it was okay, better than Blops 3 in single player but Black Ops 2 on BC is the only multiplayer CoD I play these days (Might change with WW2, but will take a lot to pull me from Battlefield, only do Blops2 as a friend isn;t on Xbox One quite yet)
  • why is this on ps4 anyway?  sony guy said no one wants to play old games.
  • Cod should give it to us for free, as a way of saying sorry for the last 3 cod's being so bad. Also for the fact that they knew the last cod was sh*t and bundled this game with that crappy one in order to make some sales. After their actions I really don't think I'm going to buy anymore cod games.
  • Yeah, I spent less than a hour on the last cod release and started playing the remastered version instead. Payed way too much money on that crappy game. From now on I'll skip buying the first day and wait to see if it is worth it or not.
  • It's stupid, son. Infinity ward isn't responsible of AW and BO3. And like every company, they need money.
  • Sony.. 'Screw back compat, we make people pay'. Goes fully against their dumb statement that people do not play old games.
  • This has nothing to do with Sony.
  • Still stands haha
  • Nothing better than requiring people to rebuy a game they already one, and pay full price for it.
  • Our UAV is ONLINE!!!!!
  • They can keep it
  • Bought already with cod iw. Its good this great game going standalone release for everybody.....and dont forget 40$+10$ for one dlc;)
  • i dont know if i will buy it. i thought about it before. maybe i will pick up the duo pack one day. 
  • I'd pick this up if it was around $10, but I'll never pay $40 for it.
  • Did they want people to go out and buy a ps4 to play an over priced game from 10 years ago? Lol they getting desperate!