With three different studios developing Call of Duty titles being released on a three year basis, each studio has to release a title that both expands on the Call of Duty brand and recaptures past successes. Apparently, a Call of Duty 4 remaster is just want the MP7 ordered.
With Infinity Ward developing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the title’s ‘Legacy Edition‘ appears to include a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered as a bonus.
The leak comes from Reddit user InfiniteWarfareLeaks, who produced of what looks to be a Target pre-order card. On the card, it shows both the artwork for Infinite Warfare, a release date, and a potential confirmation of the Modern Warfare remaster.
Back in December 2014, a Twitter user asked Activision for confirmation of a ‘Call of Duty 4 PS4 remaster’ on Twitter, with a cheeky emoji the only response from the official Call of Duty Twitter account. The funny thing about this entire situation is that the Call of Duty Twitter account chose to wait a year and a half to post a response to the users’ question.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 27, 2016
If anything, I’m surprised Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare hasn’t already been remade, given the fact that it’s been nine years since it has been released. With Call of Duty 4 still holding a loyal following on PC, it would probably take quite a bit to convince those users to fork over at least $15 to play the remaster, with dedicated servers and modding tools not guaranteed to make it into the remaster, especially if the remaster is only for consoles.
Another thing to consider is if there will be multiplayer or not. Will there be? It makes sense, especially if Activision and Infinity Ward wish to sell a lot of Infinite Warfare Legacy Editions, but given how popular a remake of Call of Duty 4 will be, would the inclusion of Call of Duty 4‘s multiplayer mode take away players from Infinite Warfare? It definitely could.
Are you looking forward to a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster? Do you think there will be multiplayer? Does Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare interest you? Let us know in the comments!