If you buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on disc, Activision are bucking the recent trend of sending a download code in a box. Oh, you’ll get the disc. You’ll be knee-deep in the disc. In fact, even if you want to play Modern Warfare Remastered, you’ll still need to insert the Infinite Warfare disc.
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If you download the game – like an ordinary modern human who doesn’t like leaving the house for things – then you won’t have this problem. It seems like it might be a tactic to prevent people buying the double-game bundle and trading Infinite Warfare in, holding on to the classic shooter remaster.
CharlieIntel spotted the information on the Call of Duty website. “Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered),” it says.
As you’d expect, people aren’t happy about the move – especially after many had said they were buying the bundle specifically for the Modern Warfare Remaster. Now they’re forced to stick with the expensive purchase without clawing some of the money back via a trade-in, if they want to keep playing Modern Warfare Remastered.
It’s clear Activision saw similar comments, forcing them to make this decision so the value of Infinite Warfare doesn’t tank like a post-Brexit pound coin.
For what it’s worth, Infinite Warfare seems to be shaping up pretty nicely. I like the fact that they’re tying it into the Modern Warfare universe in a subtle way, just like how Treyarch had nods to World at War in the Black Ops series.