The excitement fans are feeling for the heavily rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered may swiftly start waning, as new reports suggest the remaster will be a purely solo experience.
Listings for a remaster of Modern Warfare 2 were recently spotted on the Italian version of Amazon, sporting release dates as soon as April 30th. Call of Duty news site Charlie Intel has confirmed that the rumored remaster is indeed coming soon, but according to sources with access to materials from Call of Duty studio Raven Software, the game will not feature a multiplayer component.
The game’s Amazon listing has the remaster priced at only about $25, which would align with an experience that lacked a suite of multiplayer features. Comparatively, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered launched with its multiplayer intact, and that game went for $40 when it was eventually sold outside of bundles with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Charlie Intel also learned from its source that Raven Software is not actually the developer on the Modern Warfare 2 remaster, as it was on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Based on rumors and suggestive job listings, Charlie Intel speculates that developer Beenox could instead be spearheading the new remaster.
Sources speaking to Eurogamer substantiate Charlie Intel’s lack-of-multiplayer claim. Nothing has yet been confirmed about a Modern Warfare 2 remaster from publisher Activision, which is strange, given we’re barely more than a month away from its listed release.
Best Buy, on the other hand, may have jumped the gun on the game’s reveal. Responding to a consumer inquiry, which seems to have been intended as a joke, Best Buy revealed on Twitter that pre-orders for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered are apparently coming down the line.
Hi there! At this time we are unsure of when pre-orders for the new Modern Warfare 2 Remastered will begin. I recommend continuing to check our website (https://t.co/JSAhtr5QkM) for more information about new releases. ^Vince
— Best Buy Support (@BestBuySupport) March 21, 2018
With no multiplayer to look forward to from this next remaster, fans will have to return their sights to the recently revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, slated to launch October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Details on the game are still under wraps, but the shooter’s May 17th gameplay reveal is expected to show plenty.
Source: Charlie Intel