Infinity Ward’s 2007 classic Call of Duty is being remastered for next-gen consoles. Here’s what we know so far:
This morning, Activision officially announced that Modern Warfare is being remastered and will release alongside Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty game this November. The remaster won’t be done by developers at Infinity Ward but rather by Raven Software, who has worked as a subsidiary of the Call of Duty franchise for a nearly a decade.
Activision has also noted that the only way to get the Modern Warfare Remaster is to buy the $79.99 deluxe version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this November. Though Activision has yet to give comment, it is likely that Modern Warfare Remastered will be available for stand-alone purchase some time (weeks or even months) after Infinite Warfare’s November 4 launch.
As for what’s in the remaster, Call of Duty fan’s will be pleased to hear the campaign will be back in all its glory. It won’t just be a simple port, though, Activision detailed just what Raven Software has done to make the Remaster feel like a truly next-gen experience.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more.”
In addition to visual and audio overhauls, the beloved Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer will also be making a triumphant return, though it will be a tad slimmer than the original.
Instead of the 16 base maps and the 4 DLC maps Infinity Ward crafted in 2007, Raven Software has opted to remaster just ten multiplayer maps. Raven said they’re sticking to fan-favorite levels and have already confirmed that “Backlot,” “Crossfire” and “Crash” will be amongst the returning maps.
That’s all there is to know about the Modern Warfare remaster, but keep your eyes peeled for more details as we approach E3 next month.