After months (and even years) of rumors, it seems that a Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 remaster will launch tomorrow.
As we noted, reports of a remaster of Modern Warfare 2 have been circulating for quite some time. However, a listing for that very game recently appeared on the PlayStation Store and suggested it is set to release on March 31. Since then, sites such as Eurogamer have independently confirmed that release date.
Furthermore, it’s being reported that Activision has actually been “sitting” on Modern Warfare 2 for quite some time. It seems that they have just been waiting for the right moment ever since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare‘s remaster in 2016 to actually get it out there.
We’re not sure why now is the right moment in the eyes of Activision, but it will almost certainly feel like the right moment in the eyes of fans. The spread of the coronavirus has forced millions of people to stay inside. As we’ve indicated in our look at the best free games to play while in quarantine, a surprising number of those people have opted to play the recently released Call of Duty battle royale mode, Warzone.
We imagine that fans across the world will be more than happy to also spend a little time with Modern Warfare 2‘s campaign. It’s worth pointing out now, though, that we will likely only get the remaster of Modern Warfare 2‘s campaign. Of course, we’re still waiting on the full details of this remaster’s release to confirm exactly how this will work.
For now, let’s talk about Modern Warfare 2. Due largely to its stunning sales success and the controversy that followed the game’s “No Russian” mission, Modern Warfare 2 could easily be considered the most infamous Call of Duty game of all-time. We’re actually curious how this remaster will handle that mission. We imagine it will make it optional as the idea of being able to shoot civilians in an airport hasn’t gotten any less controversial over time.
Controversies aside, Modern Warfare 2 remains a great game. While it will be slightly disappointing if we don’t get to relive the game’s multiplayer mode, its campaign is strong enough to justify a nostalgia trip through the title should you choose to make one.
We’ll bring you confirmation of this remaster’s release and upgrade details as soon as that information becomes available.