Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 could be getting remastered as early as next year.
An Amazon listing appears to show the game will be being remade, although it’s not sure exactly when.
Earlier in the year, Activision’s annual investor report revealed the company plans “releases of remastered versions of titles from our library of IP” this year.
This is particularly interesting as it says titles (plural), indicating there are several remastered games on the way.
It follows mounting pressure from fans – thousands of which have signed a petition begging developer Infinity Ward to update the popular shooter.
The good news is that there are plenty of hints that suggest it could arriving next year – after this year’s Black Ops 4.
Let’s go through what we know.
Believe it or not, 2019 marks the 10 year anniversary of Modern Warfare 2.
Timing wise, it would certainly make sense for Infinity Ward to release a remastered version.
Maps such as Favela, Afghan, and Highrise would likely get the full remastered treatment – as well as the stunning campaign.
Activison may use the game as a means of locking people down to pre-orders, before releasing the game as a standalone, much like the remastered original, a few months later.
How good was the last remaster?
In 2016, Raven Software gave the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare a much-needed visual spit and polish.
despite a few flaws, ti arguably generated more excitement than the lacklustre Infinite Warfare.
MW2 runs on the same, albeit tweaked engine, as its predecessor – so in theory, would be easy to port over.
It’s a safe move
After a lukewarm reception to Infinite Warfare, and this year’s COD returning to BLOPS, Infinity Ward will have their work cut out to come up with an interesting COD setting.
To lower the risk, bundling the game with a sure-fire hit such as MW2 would certainly take pressure off the main game to sell.
Remember, you can keep up-to-date with all COD Blops 4 news here.
Any other COD-related news I should know about?
Wellm Sledgehammer Games co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield have left the studio behind Call of Duty WWII to shift their attention to new ‘executive duties’ within Activision.
“We thank Glen and Michael for their tremendous body of work on Call of Duty and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them in their new roles,” an Activision spokesperson said in a statement sent to Glixel.
“These changes have created an opportunity to elevate one of the key leaders at the studio, Aaron Halon, to lead Sledgehammer Games. Aaron is a founding member of Sledgehammer Games and the natural fit to lead the team.”
“Now, it’s time to try other things,” said Schofield.
“Activision has offered me the opportunity to focus my energy on something I’m very passionate about, exploring new game ideas for the company. It’s something I just couldn’t pass up.
“Working with such a great studio of developers at Sledgehammer Games has been an honour and the highlight of my career. The team is in great hands with Aaron, he has my full support and confidence.”
What about the controversial No Russian mission?
Yes – chances are Infinity Ward will once again face pressure to omit the mission from the game – especially given the recent school shootings in the US.