During the announcement of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it was revealed that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be revisited in a Remastered form that wouldn’t be a simple HD upgrade.
According to the Activision FAQ about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (the PS4, Xbox One and PC remastering of the previous gen title), it will feature “next generation textures, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting and much more to bring a new generation experience to fans.” All this presented in “stunning high-definition”. This will likely come as a relief to those half expecting a simple resolution upgrade of the 2007 military shooter.
Several other details were also released about the revisiting. It has been confirmed that CoD:MWR will have dedicated servers, a movement system that will “stay true to the original game” and a full standalone multiplayer progression system including unlockable perks, weapons and the opportunity to prestige. In addition it will have the original story’s full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps, although no word was mentioned of what multiplayer modes there will be.
This comes with a significant clause: It will not be currently purchasable as a stand-alone title. If you want to revisit the sniper stealth mission All Ghillied Up, the claustrophobic airplane raid Mile High Club or just gleefully put down anonymous individuals who scream their schadenfreude-laden fury with a golden AK then you must also buy Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. To be more precise, the FAQ states: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is only available through the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.”
According to UK retailer Game, this works out as an additional £30 price tag (CoD:IW being £49.99 for the core game and £79.99 for the Legacy edition). Although Amazon.co.uk has the price difference at £23 (£46 for the standard title and £69 for the Legacy edition). Then again, it depends if you’re simply buying the pack to revisit the game of the year winning shooter or if you are still invested in the franchise.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered) will be getting a release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on the 4th of November later this year.