Report: Activision planning to release Modern Warfare 2 remaster

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is turning out to be a great Call of Duty game and what’s made the deal sweeter was the inclusion of Modern Warfare remastered version which is perhaps one of the most polished remasters to have ever released.

However, the sci-fi setting of IW has not gone down well with many fans of the series, and rumors have been abound that the next Call of Duty game will be set during world war era or even Vietnam.

call of duty infinite warefare

That’s not all though, fans are also hopeful that Activision will also throw in another remaster of a classic Call of Duty game along with next year’s standalone release for good measure.

What better contender for a remaster than Modern Warfare 2, which many Call of Duty and FPS game lovers consider to be the best multiplayer shooter ever made.

It also makes sense for Activison to do this since the inclusion of a MW1 remaster exclusively with this year’s CoD release has done wonders to the number of copies its sold.

Call of Duty Remastered, Infinity Ward
Call of Duty Remastered, Infinity Ward

However, we know that Sledgehammer Games is going to release next year’s Call of Duty title and as far as remasters go, the obvious choice should be Modern Warfare 3 for them. Right? Wrong. 

For one, Sledgehammer won’t be developing the remaster, the development duties would be handled by another studio (same formula as this year) and it’ll make a lot more sense to dish out a MW2 remaster then MW3 and break the chronological order.

Image: Modern Warfare
Image: Modern Warfare

Going by the success and reception of the Modern Warfare remastered this year, which has even outshone the main game in many aspects, here’s a potential release schedule for upcoming remasters of Call of Duty games.

2016: Infinity Ward – Infinite Warfare & Modern Warfare Remastered
2017: Sledgehammer Games – New COD Game (possibly set in WWII or Vietnam) and Modern Warfare 2 Remastered
2018: Treyarch Games – World At War 2 and World At War Remastered
2019: Infinity Ward – Unknown Call of Duty game with Modern Warfare 3 Remastered and Modern Warfare Remastered Trilogy

Although this sounds too good to be true but Activision is a business-minded company and this will make perfect business sense for them. You should not be surprised if you get a Modern Warfare 2 remastered tied exclusively with next year’s standalone Call of Duty title.

We wouldn’t be complaining either.