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Modern Warfare Remastered standalone seems likely, not that we ever doubted it

One of the year’s most anticipated games is being treated as nothing more than a pre-order exclusive by its publisher, but that doesn’t mean we won’t eventually see it as a standalone release down the line.

Modern Warfare Remastered is being sold exclusively with the Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, at least for the time being. Fans will need to dish out more than $100 just to get their hands on a remastered version of a 9-year-old game (albeit an amazing 9-year-old game).

Fans have been frustrated by what is obviously an attempt by Activision to keep gamers invested in new Call Of Duty releases, despite interest in Modern Warfare Remastered being well above any other re-release or remaster effort by other publishers this generation.

For this author, buying Infinite Warfare is a given simply because I want to play Modern Warfare Remastered. It’s a sad reality.

However, for those of you prepared to wait a little long to get their hands on it and risk it eventually being released on its own, there’s some good news.

In an interview with Game Reactor, David Pellas, who is the director of Modern Warfare Remastered developer Raven, seems to have let slip a future standalone release.

“What we announced before today was that we were going to offer 10 maps on launch, and that’s still true. The announcement today is that the six remaining maps we are actually going to be delivering to anyone who purchases Modern Warfare Remastered, anyone who owns it or a version of Infinite Warfare that comes with it, they’re going to get all 16 of the maps for no additional cost,” he said.

As expected, this has sent gaming circles into hysterics. Pellas could very well have misspoke, and Activision isn’t speaking about the comments, but he makes it clear that anyone that purchases Modern Warfare Remastered or Infinite Warfare will be getting all of the game’s all of the confirmed 16 maps.

What are your thoughts? Will you hold off and wait for a standalone release, or just give in and buy Infinite Warfare? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments below!

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Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Care package maybe


Tuesday 20th of September 2016

I just looked at how much it costs and NOPE I'm not paying $120 for a special edition game just to get the bonus content


Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Wait WHAT!

I won't even get all of the 16 maps when I buy the 9 year old game?

Console gamers probably won't have this frustration but on PC the DLC was a free inclusion with a patch.

Looking over the maps makes me want it more... I'm considering preordering it now...


Monday 19th of September 2016

In b4 it launches standalone early next year for $79.95.


Activision's pricing for last-gen ports (not even remasters) is outrageous. So as long as you intended to pay RRP for Infinite Warfare anyway, paying $130 to also get MW is probably the cheapest way.


Monday 19th of September 2016

Knowing some places might do some early on release deals for $79 or $89, its not too bad.

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