Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered won't be sold as separate game

Activision has confirmed that the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 won't be made available as a separate game. Instead, it will only be available with the purchase of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

The publisher confirmed that move in a FAQ page on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game digital download that will be included in the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Internet connection required. You must own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be a graphically revamped version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare that was originally developed by Infinity Ward and released in 2007. The new version is being developed by Raven Software:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered adds improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, new shadowing and VFX particles, as well as revamped animations and audio.

The game will include the full single-player campaign from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, along with 10 of its multiplayer maps and support for dedicated servers. The FAQ page says Modern Warfare Remastered will also have a multiplayer progression system, giving players a way to unlock weapons, perks, weapon attachments, and more. However, players won't be able to transfer their stats from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are now live at Amazon, and will ship on November 4:

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35 Comments
  • MW2 backwards compat included with purchase and I'm sold.. If not I will pass..
  • I'm glad they went Remastered instead of bc.  Have you tried to play any of the older CODs on a 360 lately?  Multiplayer is hacked to crap and completely unplayable, with invincible players, flying, walking through walls, etc.  If you're only interested in single-player it's fine, but I'm looking forward to playing classic MW multiplayer, personally.
  • Hell the hacked version almost sounds like bLack Ops 3 haha jk I enjoy the wall running. I dont get why everyone cries about it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • When I read there were rumours of them doing a Remaster I thought they'd have left out Multiplayer so as to stop it taking playing away from the new game. I think a lot of people will go for the original MW at least for a while when it comes to online. At the time the game was somewhat fresh and a lot of people have many fond memories of the various maps in the original
  • Most overrated shooter ever. Good maps, but bad weapon balance, horrid perk system, absurd mechanics (aim assist being the biggest, but also hit detection on the whole). The first MW was much better, as were the first two Black Ops and CoD 2. Everything else was so bad that being better than things like Ghosts and Advanced Warfare shouldn't even be considered accomplishments.
  • All actigreed will do is screw everyone over charge, you have a problem contact them it's pathetic they just ignore you if they can't fob you off,
  • They should release the whole MW series as remastered again.
  • Oh, they will. Make you buy the DLCs all over again too.
  • Using this to sell more copies of the new COD.. Then in six months time they'll backflip and sell the remastered game by itself. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It's brilliant marketing by Activision.  This will bring in so many people that otherwise would pass on COD this year, while also getting an extra $20 from the COD die-hards who would buy it anyways.  Someone in Activision sales and marketing deserves a raise.
  • Indeed, I hope they sell it later as a stand alone, otherwise will be rip Posted from Windows 10 Lumia 640 XL
  • Very true
  • I won't be getting iw then, just buy a code for cod:mw from eBay or somewhere
  • I think you don't get the idea, it will make you own the iw, it will be verified somehow, only later after its released if they don't get many people on the board they might release the game as a stand alone. Didn't you read? In order to play mw you have to own iw Posted from Windows 10 Lumia 640 XL
  • Ahh I only skimmed through, but hoping its play of words there as it says 'you must own cod:iw to GET cod:mw', doesn't say that there will be a verification as such. And if all else fails I'll just borrow iw disk from a friend and hope that works
  • Still like COD World at War the best.  Would love for them to revisit WWII.
  • This
  • Agreed! Love WaW
  • Bad strategy... Those who don't wanna buy the new COD won't buy it at all.
    Already we've seen that COD isn't COD at all Posted via the Windows Central App
  • Tbh ? Treyarch black ops seris never has Been true CoD. It always was better here and there. And its had the best stories. In 3 i hated that they went with those stupid prerendered Story cutscenes instead of making them actually playable which kinda ruined Replay value for me but I think treyarch did a good job and one good futurisic CoD is enough and you shouldn't ever try to overcome it like iw does now Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Cool, now I won't be giving them any money. Haven't bought a CoD since Black Ops II and was considering purchasing the remastered Modern Warfare but if it's not a standalone then I'll pass. The futuristic, sci-fi crap they're getting into bores me. Oh well, Battlefield > CoD.
  • I think they afraid the remastered will outsell the new one
  • It's not a matter of thinking....they know it would.
  • Pretty sure if bungie would Rerelease Vanilla destiny even that would outsell this years CoD . Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Actually i think they're trying to get the money back they lost with Ghosts now Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • i sincerely hope no one buys this
  • CoD is dead to me, at least for now. MW3, Ghosts, AW, and BO3 were so bad that I can't reasonably defend giving this franchise money anymore.
  • My COD started wanning with Advanced Warfare... with BO3, I decided to give it a shot anyways, but now, just by the plain looks and story and plot setting on Infinite Warfare (IW?) my interest is now completly gone. And as much as I want  MW remastered so bad, a bundle of those games is not going to be appealing to me at all.  The schmucks at Activision are posing MW is going to be the add-on when I really think it is going the opposite.  MW is the gem... IW the crappy add-on.  And yes I sincerely hopy no one buys this thing! Activion needs to learn the interest is not proportional to how far in the future a I game is set on.    
  • I'll get it somhow. I mean they don't use denuvo so yeah. I'll get it anyway. Missing out on 20 Bucks then but meh. Hell i would buy it for 40 or 50 Bucks again if it's both SP and mp Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • COD has become Halo. Never liked Halo. So I'll be waiting for them to sell the remastered MW's, black ops 1&2, world at war collection without having to purchase this ****.
  • What the f ? Dude. Halo 4 and 5 are not and will never be considered halo Games. They are butchered pieces of the worst sequels ever made. Halo ended with reach and up to that point CoD and halo were complete different Games.
    Even now they still are actually.
    Hell even the new halo Games ain't halo anymore and sth that should have never happened. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • This seals the deal for me. I was a big fan of Activision for years. Even defending them at times. Since Advanced Warfare I've gotten to despise COD more and more, but still wasn't against Activision. I'd probably buy MW by itself. It was one of my favorite games. With them pulling these hijinks, I'm downright angry.
  • Haha awesome. So pirating it is. You know it's sad enough Activision realized CoD by Infinity wards are a diying play and especially this years CoD will get a lot of non buyers because what they did with Ghosts was enough. But not only selling one of the best fps as remastered only with the game for 80 Lemme repeast 80 Bucks !!!! Is absolute EA... ( was actually thinking of a word that would go with EA but EA prwtty much fits here ).no the 3rd and best thing is, Activision must know that this CoD will suck because they are ******* releasing MW1 ONE YEAR BEFORE ITS 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY!!! Someone really needs a reason to sell copies..why even make a new CoD in the first place ? Just let them remastered the good Games and the fire whole Infinity ward like they should have done it after Ghosts
    Urgh Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Who wants to bet that the remaining maps in MW will be released as DLC later?
  • A lot of people are probably happy they made this game, but if they'd have just allowed all the MW games to be BC and come free with pre-orders this would be the first CoD game in years that I didn't hold off on buying. I tend to just stick to the Single Player in CoD games with the last few - Once they drop to close to £20