As has been widely rumoured, Activision is giving a standalone release to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
However, the game will initially be released only for PS4. This June 27th release – which is tomorrow, incidentally – will be followed by a release on Xbox and PC at some still unspecified point in the future.
The game has a US retail price of $39.99. Furthermore, the release won't include the Variety Map Pack DLC, which will bump the price up by around 12 for completionists.
Some Call of Duty fans were irked last year when it was confirmed that the Modern Warfare remaster would only be available as part of high-end 69.99 Legacy Edition of COD: Infinite Warfare.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game digital download that will be included in the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,”Activision categorically confirmed at the time. You must own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.”
Some people immediately presumed at the time that the Remaster would likely get a standalone release, but as the months passed this hope had started to fade.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation,” Activision publishing chief Eric Hirshbergsaid at the time of the game's unveiling. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn't possible when the original was released. It's going to be a great year for Call of Duty players."
Raven Software boss Brian Raffel added: The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It's an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans."