Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the beloved series installment, has had a productive couple of weeks in terms of news, and with that comes both controversy and excitement. Though, it feels more like controversy this time. That began with the release of the Variety Map Pack, Modern Warfare Remastered’s first DLC pack.
The Variety Map Pack contains four not so new maps: Broadcast, Chinatown, Creek, and Killhouse. If these maps sound familiar, that’s because they came out ten years ago for the original Modern Warfare. However, you would have saved more money back then, as they were only $10, compared to the $15 that Activision is charging for the same maps today. It’s no wonder that the community is slightly annoyed, maybe a little more than annoyed, with the ‘new’ Variety Map Pack.
More recently, as in just yesterday, it was reported that Modern Warfare Remastered will be getting a standalone release on both Xbox One and PS4. The supposed release date is set for June 30 on PS4, and a month later for Xbox One on July 30.
This is fantastic news for anyone that didn’t feel like buying the $80 edition of Infinite Warfare. On the other hand, I would expect that fans who paid full price to play Modern Warfare Remastered will feel just slightly ripped off if they had no desire to play Infinite Warfare. However, this release is not set in stone and it comes from a leaked GameFly product page, but i’m hoping it’s real. Especially if we get to play it on PC.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any hint at what the price tag would be be for the standalone. With Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered went for $20, bringing the total to $80. That doesn’t mean that is the final price though, and there is certainly a chance that Activision will choose to raise that price, even more so with those ‘new’ maps.
Included with all the news on Modern Warfare Remastered, is the new 1.11 update. The update brings with it a new assault rifle, submachine gun, side arm, and some more mixed emotions. Many in the community welcome the idea of fresh content being added to this decade old game. It could make the game feel more alive and relevant when new content is regularly added in. Many more wanted Modern Warfare Remastered to stay the way it was, as a pure remaster of the original game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has been receiving a lot of attention lately, even more impressively for such an old game. I’m willing to bet that many are excited for this possible stand-alone release. Though it probably has to do with all those jet packs that players seem to despise. It would be a great title to play in the relatively slow months of summer, and everyone needs to get back to that boots on the ground feel before the November 3rd release of Call of Duty: WW2.