While the leaks and rumors kept it from being a surprise, Activision has announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, and it’s available now on PlayStation 4.
The game is downloadable on PlayStation Network now, and is a recreation of the story mode of 2009’s Call of Duty that originally launched on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It costs $20 and also comes with a Stimulus Package for last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that “delivers 5 additional action-packed multiplayer maps, including brand-new battlegrounds and legendary fan-favorites from Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare,” according to the game’s store description.
As the title implies, this won’t come with any remastered Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, as Activision intends to focus on Modern Warfare in terms of new multiplayer content.
News of this announcement and remaster has been circulating for the past few days, and an entire playthrough of the game already existed on YouTube before the official reveal happened today.
While it’s only available for PlayStation 4 right now, the PC and Xbox One versions are coming in one month. This is likely because Sony has had a deal going on with Activision all generation to get Call of Duty stuff early, and while that’s typically been for new content on existing games, it looks like it extends to full games now. The PC and Xbox One versions will launch on April 30.
Check out the trailer below:
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While the timed exclusivity might sting for those playing on other platforms, Call of Duty fans seem to be having quite the year so far. Not only is Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered here today, but Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play battle royale game with universal crossplay, launched earlier this month. All of this is just in March, while there’s still a looming mainline Call of Duty coming sometime in the fall like every year. While an official announcement hasn’t been made yet, the rumor mill says that it will be some sort of reboot of the Black Ops subseries, with some of the same characters and scenarios, but a few differences that will make it fresh and modern. After all, the original game is ten years old at this point.
Ruined surprise or not, the industry seems to be on a “just toss a thing into the world with no marketing or preamble” kick this month. Not only did Activision launch an entire game onto the PlayStation Network without an official word, but Nintendo just dropped a Nintendo Direct on its YouTube channel like a comforting gift in these trying times. Beyoncé’s impact is far reaching.
While there’s no multiplayer in Modern Warfare 2, there’s still the multiplayer Activision’s currently supporting. If you’re having some trouble with Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, be sure to check out our guides, like this one on general multiplayer tips, or our rundown of all the best weapons in the shooter.