If there’s one bad thing about the forthcoming release of Modern Warfare Remastered, it’s that the game is available exclusively with the most expensive version of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare (at least for now).
There’s no doubting that the remaster of the classic is one of the year’s most anticipated games, and the fact it’s only available as additional content for such a widely hated game makes it a frustrating purchase to say the least.
Unfortunately, it gets worse: if you purchase a retail version of the game, you’ll need to hold onto your disc copy of Infinite Warfare in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered. While the latter is download-only, versions of the game activated via a retail disc version will be tied to that disc. That means you won’t be able to purchase Infinite Warfare and then return it once you’ve downloaded Modern Warfare.
This is unsurprising: each special edition of Infinite Warfare comes with a once-off code, and so trading it in or returning it after having activated the code makes it invalid for any future purchase.
It’s standard practice, but it really just reinforces how silly the entire process is. Activision is clearly using Modern Warfare Remastered as bait to lure people to Infinite Warfare, when the franchise could have done with a break. Modern Warfare Remastered probably could have held its own for that break, and reignited interest in a franchise that has lost its way.
The sad reality is that for suckers like myself, I’m going to fork over for the Legacy Edition, because there’s no way in hell I’m missing out on Modern Warfare Remastered!