It’s been a long time coming, but Modern Warfare Remastered is finally getting the standalone release so many diehard Call of Duty fans have been waiting for. Only thing is, the price makes it an incredibly tough purchase.
Last month, murmurs of a standalone release hit just ahead of E3. The eagle-eyed folks at Charlie Intel noticed a Modern Warfare Remastered standalone release listing on GameFly, which was promptly removed after it circulated in the media.
The Xbox One release date was noted as July 20, whereas the PlayStation 4 release was for June 20. That would have made sense considering the PS4 exclusivity of Call of Duty expansions and DLC this generation.
As it turns out, that leaked listing wasn’t that far off the mark, with Modern Warfare Remastered set to hit PlayStation 4 on June 27 in a timed exclusive release, with the Xbox One and PC release to come after.
The price? $69.99. That may have been justifiable — maybe — if it included the Variety Map Pack. Except it doesn’t, and so it’s easy to see why people are frustrated about the price.
Activision has made it clear that the standalone release “does not include the Modern Warfare Remastered Variety Map Pack“.
The standalone release of Modern Warfare Remastered is being celebrated with a new seasonable event called Call of Duty “Day of Summer”.
This five-week event, which Activision calls a “community celebration”, will launch on the same day as Modern Warfare Remastered, and will feature in-game giveaways, XP events, new playlists, and a new summer-themed map for Modern Warfare Remastered.