Update July 28, 2017: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is finally out as a standalone game on PC.
If you’ve been thinking about picking it up when it’s unshackled from Infinite Warfare, now’s the time – the game went live on Steam yesterday.
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It’s worth noting that the shooter has been hammered with negative reviews since launch, and they’re not even about the fact you have to buy the extra maps separately – many are citing performance woes. It might be a good idea to hold off a little longer if you’re concerned.
Original Story June 26, 2017: Activision said it wasn’t happening, but guess what – Modern Warfare Remastered is coming out on its own, meaning you won’t have to buy an expensive edition of COD: Infinite Warfare just to play it.
The trailer gives a PS4 release date of June 27, though it’s noted that other platforms will release at a later date. It’s probably a similar deal to the timed exclusive map packs – it’s usually about a month difference.
Modern Warfare Remastered features updated graphics, effects, and audio. It’s one of the better quality remasters I’ve played.
Either way, when it does come out it’ll be $40. While the bundled version of the game came with a bunch of extra content, this standalone version will ship with the single-player and 16 base multiplayer maps. If you want the DLC maps you’ll have to pay more.
Have a watch of the launch trailer above.