Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be untethered from Infinite Warfare this summer, assuming a listing on rental website GameFly is to be believed. The site currently has standalone versions of the revived first-person shooter listed on its website, with the PlayStation 4 version carrying a 20th June release date. That's a whole month prior to the Xbox One version, which actually lends credence to the rumour; Sony has a timed exclusivity arrangement with Activision that grants it 30 days early access to Call of Duty goods.
Despite publisher Activision suggesting that the remastered classic will never be available on its own, that always seemed unlikely; Raven Software did an amazing job bringing back the 2007 title, creating more of a remake in many ways. "Modern Warfare Remastered offers updated visuals and sound that really go above and beyond the call of duty, sprucing up an old care package for a more modern age to near-perfection," we wrote in our review last year.
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They've finally given in! 👍
It makes sense. By June everyone who would get the legecy edition just for MWR would already have it by then and then add to the fact that WWII will be coming out in a few months after that, Activision might as well get the last little bit of money from MWR before everyone moves to CoD: WWII
I would have got day one had they done this from the start. Too little too late.
Oh my god this news has come from totally out of nowhere. I'm sure everyone is shocked as it's not something we all predicted would happen, oh hang on!!
I'm glad it's finally happening as I've been wanting to play it again but no way was I going to be buying unlimited warfare or whatever it was called.
For me it depends on pricing.
Its already been available for £79.99 on the PSN, so thats just shy of £25 if IW is £54.99 as per.
If they start selling this at full retail a year after launch almost, Im good.
I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up just being released like DLC, ie. requiring IW in order to play it. I mean you can buy IW without MWR and isn't the 1 month exclusivity usually just for DLC?
I was kind of hoping this would be separate from the latest CoD.
Now it depends on the price point.
I'm gonna get this as long as the price is fair, not bulletstorm $60 for a remake.
Hope it's true so I can finally get that piece of junk IW free from my hard-drive space.
i actually think the pvp does not hold up very well to more modern cods,check those rose tinted specs if thats what you want it for.It feels very played out with no sliding,double jumping ect,its pretty basic..The sp is nice though..Cod ww2 is going to really have some originality about it to be worthy.
Depending on the details, I probably won't get this based on principle. Admittedly I'm not the target market but I did like the game on 360 (when it felt pretty fresh and new).
We all knew that this would be released seperately from IW bundle in some way, we all knew that protestations from Activision were just to drive up sales of IW and we all knew that would not pass up the chance to make a quick buck at a later date. I just don't like these blatant cash grabs from publishers when, I think, being clear and honest with gamers will net better revenue long term.
@special_donky I think the fact that it doesn't have any superfluous manoeuvres, like sliding and wall running etc., actually makes it more attractive to some. There are a lot of people who prefer the more grounded, less frantic multiplayer found in games like Modern Warfare or even Battlefield 1. Let's hope WW2 can strike the right balance!
As for Modern Warfare Remastered itself, I'm not sure about getting it now. Back when it released, I was super hyped to play it again; the single player is genuinely excellent and I used to be totally hooked on the multiplayer. But now that I've had the time to really think about it, I don't think I'd stick with it for nearly as long as I used to. If it does launch on its own and it's quite cheap, I might give it a go for old time's sake.
always assumed it would be standalone at some point but it's later than I thought tbh
@special_donky that's why people have enjoyed it cos there is no jetpack or sliding around that's what moved me away from CoD, do you think they'll have jetpack and boost jumps in WW2?
Hopefully they see sense and give the Variety map packs for free with it. Yes it will annoy me a lot but at least they have chance to redeem.
The fact the maps cost more than the original makes me sick
It was inevitable. They need to sell it to have more people to sell the CoD points too. I would be 'annoyed' if the Variety map pack is included in that - only because I am annoyed they expected us to buy something that was 'free' on PS3's Game of the Year version and charged more for it than the originally charged 9years ago.
Wouldn't be surprised though if they sell it for £30-35 inc the Variety pack...
@Tasuki You've changed your tune, you were pretty sure Activision wouldn't do something "that stupid"!
@GlynCR @Quintumply i enjoy boots on the ground style as much as the next guy,my point is - Without that extra stuff the old fashioned core gameplay of COD doesn’t hold up very well.If you look at the Battlefield for example,its a substantial experience as a boots on the ground game.So,CODWW2 is up against it -it needs something,larger maps,recoil,vehicles i dunno.Having said that,i like Sledgehammer as AW is my fave this gen.
@special_donky I respectfully disagree CoD MW holds up incredibly imo
@daveofduncan they're not "giving in". pretty sure that this has always been planned this way. if they were really giving in they would've released this much sooner.
@Splat I had the same feeling but idk if the price is rite I will be tempted .
@manu0 they also have a new game to promote so they're done with IW. If they released this any earlier, it would've crushed any momentum IW had going for itself. Releasing this will no longer affect IW's sales. Activision know exactly what they're doing.
Better be under £30 or no deal.
@Bread-Not-Toast better be under £20 or no deal.
@themcnoisy Yeah, this is kind of where I am, as well.
@GlynCR Hmm,fair enough buddy - like i said i find it disappointing.
Yep, renting to play the campaign is the only thing I'll be doing with this. Too late Activision, you ain't getting any of my money with last year's bull.
@manu0 they are giving in or otherwise they'd have to confirm it was all a disgusting lie
@daveofduncan They made their money already how is that giving in?
MW is ok nothing more than that anyway. Dont see the big hype around it anyway.
@Flaming_Kaiser they said they'd never sell it as standalone, now they're saying they will, try read into that a little more. If they'd sold it separately on its own at the time, it would've crushed IW sales, that was obvious with all the backlash surrounding it. You obviously never played it in its prime then 😂 that game influenced most fps' to date.
@daveofduncan It's not giving in, it's called marketing.
@Tasuki are you that deluded? 😂 they've went back on their original strategy because they messed up big time. Marketing correctly would've been to include the remaster in cheaper editions of the game or to give us some sort of discount off of it, if buying the standard edition of IW. Instead they forced people to spend £60-£80 for a game people didn't want and the remastered game they DID want. Not to mention charge folk for DLC that should've been included. They now have this 'new' direction they're going in with WWII and it's received praise so they're no longer under pressure to ship units of IW soooo they can afford to sell MWR as standalone. It'll sell, depending on price, but it's far too late for some fans.
Shock, who saw that coming!?
@daveofduncan Exactly that's why they didn't sell it seperate before so they could recoup the money for IW and move copeis of IW.
@Tasuki that's been my point from the start. They shot themselves in the foot and have now had to give in to demand because they misjudged. If this was their plan all along, then they've lied to people and forced them to spend all that cash on something they can have on its own down the line. It's shoddy from them.
@daveofduncan @Tasuki Im one of the poor souls who forked out for this with IW at £80. I still havn't loaded up IW but I've got my 80quid worth of MWR since I got it. Was the practise they deployed right? Hell no but it was the correct move from a business point of view plain and simple.
Gawd I hated parting with that money for a game I know I wouldnt play but as a keen fan of MWR I was prepared to pay it to play a great game on this generation of consoles. I think most who did fork out have got their monies worth and are keenly awaiting all th new players who will come to the game after this announcment. Cash cow? Yes. Correct thing to do as a company? Definately, if not really morally correct with gamers. We all knew it would happen tho as we all know they are in the business for profit at the end of the day.
@daveofduncan They didn't give in to demand it was proof since the beginning. IW was panned by people, the reveal trailer is still the number 2 most hated video on Youtube. They couldn't really scrap IW so they decided to bundle it with MWR so people would be forced to buy IW. Since IW's time is nearly up they don't care about pushing IW anymore, they are onto bigger on brighter things with WWII.
Now was it right for them to do this? Who can say. Was it brillant? From a business and a marketing point of view heck yes. But I high doubt they gave in to anyone.
@TomKongPhooey Same here man. I am in the same boat as you.
listing has been removed. Modern Warfare Remastered is currently 70gb+ on PS4 with the variety pack, so if it is being released separately on disc, it'll probably come without the multiplayer which will be a download. the legacy edition of infinite warfare is pretty easy to find sub-£40, and imo, the IW campaign was decent enough. there's certainly been worse CoD campaigns. hated the mp though. as for MWR, be warned that there are additions to the multiplayer that never existed the first time round, like supply boxes and CoD points. i haven't played it since they were added in so i don't know how much the monetisation stuff messes with the balance of the game.
@Tasuki that's another point I've been getting at. Now that they're done with IW, they can 'afford' to make it standalone but they wouldn't have dared before and it's too late for a lot of fans. Too little, too late as they say. I won't go near it unless it's under £20!
@daveofduncan Honestly the too late too late fans are a small minority and honestly won't hurt them that much, not as much as selling MWR as a standalone to begin with. All their targeted audience bought the IW bundle already even if it was just for MWR and not IW. That they way business work sadly.
@Tasuki you underestimate the power of word of mouth they lost a big chunk of their fanbase to BF1 I'm sure. They've got a lot of work to do with WWII this year.
@daveofduncan Not really. If they didn't have Modern Warfare Remastered then I would agree, but alot of there fan base just moved to Modern Warfare. You can see this with alot of the popular CoD Youtubers. If you noticed alot of their channels didn't cover IW but instead mostly covered MWR.
In the beginning alot of their fans did go to Battlefield 1, but alot of them came back because BF1 just plays differently then CoD and they couldn't handle it. Alot of people consider BF and CoD as competitors bt honestly they cater too different crowds. Yeah the are both FPS but they each carved a niche. It's like saying Madden will lose their player base to FIFA cause they are both sport games.
@Tasuki I have a bad enough time hearing the kids in-game, nevermind on YouTube. gridiron is far from the same as footy man. The better comparison would've been PES. But to baton the hatches on this, I'll always be a BF guy, have been since the original bad company. This will be cod's prove it year. For the sake of competition, here's hoping they nail it.
@daveofduncan Wether they nail it or not, I doubt CoD will go anywhere. Everyone jumps on that doom and gloom boat cause it's so easy. CoD is still a big money maker for Activision and what they lose in sales I am sure they get back in CoD points.
But beings that you are a fan of the BF series I can see where you're coming from, it's probably all around the community that CoD is doomed land such. He'll CoD fans where saying the se thing with Battlefield Hardline.
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