Activision had made it clear that the only way you could get your hands on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was by pre-ordering one of the Legacy or Legacy pro edition for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. (Release on 04/11/2016)
Legacy Edition = £69.99
Legacy Pro = £109.99
However, there now appears to be a twist as the Director of Raven (the team making the remastered version), David Pellas, made an interesting statement about the upcoming remastered version of Modern Warfare.
His comments suggest that Modern Warfare remastered, will in fact be available to be purchased as a standalone version in future. He made it quite clear that one can either get the game as part of the Infinite Warfare (Legacy edition) package or via making a direct purchase.
“What we announced before today was that we were going to offer 10 maps on launch, and that’s still true. The announcement today is that the six remaining maps we are actually going to be delivering to anyone who purchases Modern Warfare Remastered, anyone who owns it or a version of Infinite Warfare that comes with it, they’re going to get all 16 of the maps for no additional cost.”
Now, it’s a given that this won’t be happening right away but if you’re one of those guys that can wait a few months, it’s pretty clear that Activision intends to sell the game separately. This is great news for gamers that do not wish to shell out £69.99+ for CoD 4 Remastered.
The remastered version shouldn’t be priced higher than £29.99. It’s usually known for offering content as pre-order bonuses with its Call of Duty games, only to introduce them on the market as standalone products a few months later. I’d image you will also be able to purchase the remaining 6 maps in a map pack further down the line.
Typically such content gets a separate release around 2-4 months after the initial offer (in this case, it being exclusive to Infinite Warfare legacy editions).
The only cause of worry here is that Activision was really clear on its stance about selling Modern Warfare remastered as a standalone product, at least in the game’s FAQ.
“Can I play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered without buying Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare?”
“No, you must own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.“
This may change, but we imagine Activision wouldn’t miss out on the chance to make some extra bucks by selling CoD 4 Remastered on the side.