Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is confirmed to be in the works for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the game will be re-released without its popular multiplayer mode.
The remastered shooter, originally released in 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox One, is expected to be released next month. It remains to be seen, however, if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will keep the controversial No Russian mission.
'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered' Confirmed
Rumors that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is coming soon started with a listing that appeared on Amazon Italy, claiming that the game will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 30 with a price tag of only about $25. This was one of the glaring details in the alleged leak, as its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, was released last year with a price tag of $40.
Sources of CharlieIntel and Eurogamer have confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is indeed in the works. Interestingly, CharlieIntel's source was an employee from Raven Software, which developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, but the studio is not the one behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. The rumored studio for the upcoming game is said to be Beenox, which worked with Raven Software for the single-player mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and developed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Single Player Only For 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered'
The question now is why does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered have nearly half the price of its predecessor?
The explanation is because, unlike Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which included both single-player and multiplayer modes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will only come with the single-player campaigns. The absence of the multiplayer mode explains the $25 price tag, but the reasoning behind it remains unclear.
It will also be interesting to see how Activision will handle the return of the controversial No Russian mission, given the current political climate. The mission requires players to take the role of an undercover agent who participates in a mass shooting at an airport in Moscow to infiltrate a Russian terrorist group.
'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Coming Soon
While fans wait for more information regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, recent events have apparently confirmed that the next entry in the shooter franchise will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Reliable industry insider Marcus Sellars started the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rumors last month. Leaked merchandise from early March has apparently confirmed that the 2018 Call of Duty game will indeed be Black Ops 4. An unlikely source further added to the evidence for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, namely Houston Rockets star player James Harden.