Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Goes Standalone

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox One with 10 Comments

As expected, Activision is making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered available as a standalone game on June 27. Previously, it was only available as a pack-in with certain versions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

There are no real surprises here, other than the price, which is way too high: You will pay $40 to play this nearly decade-old game. It’s not clear yet if that price includes all of the multiplayer maps; with the original release, you had to pay extra to obtain them.

UPDATE: That map pack is not included, so you’ll need to pay another $15 to get those maps. –Paul

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will arrive first on PlayStation 4, via both disc and digital download. No surprise there: As you may recall, Sony lured the COD franchise away from Xbox two releases ago, and we’ve been suffering ever since. But it’s not clear when this game will appear in standalone form on Xbox and PC; probably in late July based on the past few COD releases.

In the good news department, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is still an incredible game: The single-player and multiplayer experiences are still both incredible. That said, if you were a real fan, you would have bought this already.


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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Goes Standalone”

  1. nightmare99

    Man I wish they would re-master the Mass Effect trilogy, I would pay £50 for that.

    • T182

      In reply to nightmare99:

      I've got a feeling they won't. I wish they would at least remaster the first one.

      I personally wasn't very impressed with Mass Effect Andromeda.

      • nightmare99

        In reply to T182:So EA have said they wont do a ME remaster cash grab but that's actually what a lot of people want. MEA was OK but buggy at launch and was never going to live up to the original trilogy.

  2. Waethorn

    The 3 (and probably the only) memorable parts of it were: the airport terrorist scene, Pripyat, and the nuke going off.

  3. Stooks

    This was a fantastic game on my 360.

    As far as this version...I will let the ponies pay that crazy price and I will pick it up sometime after I get my X.B.O.X with the map packs for $29 or less in some holiday sale.

  4. carlrhorn

    I am waiting for mw2 and mw3 to be remastered... COD4 remastered really is a great game and they have done a tremendous job of remastering it.

  5. rameshthanikodi

    don't we have better games than this to play now? Only people that want to play a COD game will pick this up. Games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are all the rage now.

    • Stooks

      In reply to rameshthanikodi:

      I have Battlegrounds on my PC and my PC is high end (1080GTX, i7-6700K, 32gigs, 1TB SSD) and that game is a so un-optimized. At 1080p I get between 45-85 FPS with max settings. Compare that to say BF1 where I get 130ish FPS and BF1 looks 10x better.

      Battlegrounds if fun for the first day or so. However with one map and horrible sluggishness it gets old fast. I am hoping that coming to the console allows them to tune it big time since the hardware will be focused.

  6. spacein_vader

    This won't sell as well on PC as the original still works on modern hardware & is still on sale.

    That said I'd expect the original version to be quietly removed from storefronts soon.

  7. Minok

    I like the concept of the game, but really need cooperative online mission/story play. For single player story play I've got enough backlog of games to keep me busy for a while.