Players who were disgusted by the “marketing” move made by Activision and Infinity Ward to exclusively bundle Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered with Infinite Warfare (2016), can now finally be at peace.
Activision has released the stand-alone version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered. Yes, that is correct: fans of the hit classic can now buy the game without having to also buy the most expensive versions of a game that they did not want in the first place. Now, you can pick it up for a much fairer price tag, Infinite Warfare not included.
If you have been out of the loop, developers Infinity Ward and publisher Activision designed, from the ground up, a brand new and remastered version of what is arguably the best Call of Duty game, ever. However, they forced players desperate for the remaster to buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016) in order to get the game. Not only were gamers forced to buy a game they possibly did not even want, they were also forced to pay a premium price for the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition. Not cool.
Six months later, and it would seem that Infinity Ward and Activision are finally seeing ‘the light’. With a very fair $39.99 USD price tag, gamers will be able to get the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It is available in either a digital or physical version. This is a neat price for a remaster, and for a gaming culture hall-of-fame candidate. Hall of Vamers, anyone? No? Moving right on!
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered includes the full campaign, as well as 16 multiplayer maps. The price tag, however, does not include the Modern Warfare variety multiplayer pack. The Variety Multiplayer pack, which is bundled with the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, includes the Killhouse, Broadcast, Creek, and Chinatown maps. Players who opt to buy the stand-alone will have to fork out a further $14.99 USD for the variety multiplayer pack. Why Activision, why?
Furthermore, Activision has confirmed that fans who bought the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition for the sole purpose of playing Modern Warfare Remastered, will not get refunds on their purchase. Additionally, they will also still require Infinite Warfare to be installed on their systems to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered will be available on PlayStation 4 from 27 June 2017 for a cool $39.99 USD. A release for PC and Xbox One will follow thereafter.