In news that will fail to surprise anyone who was paying attention to the launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at the tail end of last year, Activision and Infinity Ward have today confirmed that the remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will be receiving a standalone release – and it will be happening on 27th June 2017.
You can watch the trailer below.
However, if you watch the trailer you’ll notice a few pieces of information that are almost conspicuous in their absence – there’s no Xbox One box art, no Xbox logo visible on the platform list on the final screen and, perhaps most critically, no Xbox release date. More reassuring though is the use of the phrase “First on PS4” – which at least implies that an Xbox version will be made available.
Due to marketing deal between Activision and Sony, PS4 players currently get 30 days of exclusive access to Call of Duty content before it is made available on the Xbox – we’re reckoning that the same rule is being applied to this release and that we’ll get access to it in due course.
Internet reaction to the trailer is mixed. People who did not purchase the version of Infinite Warfare that bundled this game with it seem to be happy that they are being given the opportunity to purchase the game separately – while people that did purchase that version are now voicing their dissatisfaction with the game being made available. The one thing that is largely agreed upon though is that CoD4 is probably THE definitive Call of Duty game – and a lot of people will pick this up.
Will you be purchasing the standalone version of CoD4: MW? Are you a disgruntled purchaser of the special edition version of CoD: IW that packaged this at launch last year? How do you feel about HD remasters? Let us know in the comments below.