There are new details to play with
Following an accidental leak in the morning, Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was forced to ultimately release the debut trailer of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ahead of schedule. While the trailer showcases sensual visuals for this year’s new installment, making the promise of deep space battles, the very same debut trailer also contains around twenty seconds of footage taken from the remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Merely a rumor until now, the publisher has not only officially confirmed its existence through today’s trailer, but has also just given away additional information through a press release. Titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, development is being led by an Activision subsidiary called Raven Software. While the 2007 original was made by Infinity Ward and it is still involved with production, the main reigns are in the hands of the new studio.
The remastered version is going to bring the entire single-player campaign from the original, as well as the multiplayer portion with ten maps; of which, the publisher has so far confirmed the inclusion of Backlot, Crash and Crossfire. Apart from this, there are no other details to share.
Against all hopes, the remastered version is simply… a remastered game with improved visuals. There were many hopes riding on bringing the multiplayer portion back with a big bang, seeing the developer add more features and maps, fixes and other stability/performance improvements for online play. Infinity Ward, however, does not seem too interested in the prospect of that, refusing to even clarify if the game will be available for sale by itself.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled to release on November 4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is going to accompany that same release date for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s going to be available in three different editions, where in each it is being bundled together with Infinite Warfare.