It’s no secret by now that in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, you need to pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare AND pay a little extra. While that might have rubbed some people the wrong way, that’s the price you have to pay if you want to play one of the genre’s most defining titles.
Apparently, it’s not just you that knows Modern Warfare Remastered is a big deal. In an interview, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg was asked whether he thinks Modern Warfare Remastered is something fans want, and is it Activision’s way of satisfying players who want to play multiplayer in a more traditional modern setting instead of a futuristic one.
GamesBeat: Modern Warfare Remastered is a pretty big bonus for this year’s game. Is this something you think fans are demanding? Also, is this a way to satisfy those Call of Duty gamers that want to stay in the modern setting instead of going sci-fi?
Hirshberg: You can pretty much remove the question mark from the question. It’s our biggest bonus content ever, our most valuable bonus content. We’ve had collector’s editions that have been creative and well-received. But this is taking the place of things in the past like night-vision goggles or GoPro cameras or Juggernaut refrigerators for your game room. This year we’re offering an entire remastered, beautiful version of one of the greatest games of all time.
We’re thrilled to offer it to the community, because we do know there are people who love and appreciate that classic gameplay, and of course, it offers a way to satisfy all of our fans, no matter which style of gameplay they’re looking for. The combination of the two games is really what drove us. We have a new creative vision for Infinite Warfare paired with one of our most beloved games brought to life in a new way.
As far as our fans demanding this now — this was something we wanted to do for the fans, to offer a package that has something for everyone.
Not sure if it’s just me, but I’m more excited to play Modern Warfare Remastered than Infinite Warfare, so yeah, Hirshberg might be right in that whole “most valuable bonus content” thing.
Are you picking up Infinite Warfare later this year? If so, are you getting it for the latest Call of Duty or in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered?