A leak from retail giant Target seems to indicate that the long-rumored and much-awaited standalone version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered could be coming next week. A report has the PS4 version coming first, followed a month later by the Xbox One and PC versions.
First reported by Charlie Intel thanks to a tip and images (see below) from a reader, the game is supposedly coming on June 27 for a retail price for $39.99. The other versions would sell for the same price but release on July 27. Polygon was able to confirm with Target that an item matching the particular SKU pictured was indeed in the computer system for that price, but could not confirm the game as details are redacted in the computer system before the actual launch date.
Early last month, release of a standalone version of the game was in the news when an entry on online retailer GameFly with a June 20 release date for PS4. Seeing as that day is today and we have no official word from publisher Activision, the 27th seems more realistic at this point.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was a deluxe edition bonus for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare late last year. Modern Warfare fans were incensed that they ha to buy a copy of a game they weren't particularly interested in to get the classic upgrade, and Activision maintained that buying Infinite Warfare was the only way to get a copy of the remastered classic.
Then, prior to release of IW, Raven Software's David Pellas seemed to infer that a standalone version was in the plans, but Activision quickly nixed the idea.
Despite the rumors, Activision has continued to support Call of Duty:Modern Warfare Remastered with patches, new maps and updates, with the latest one hitting last month.
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With how many huge discounts the Infinite Warfare bundle has seen since release, this better be $20 or people did not really save money by waiting.
I read yesterday you can't increase the single player FOV and its default is lower than the original: Original 65, remastered 55. Also someone made a workaround for this and it was patched out. Apparently they have an FOV option for multiplayer but not single player? Really strange. No way I'd play at that FOV, not risking getting sick. With that and a $40 price tag I have nearly no interest in this. Will play the original if I care to.