Just several days ago, a retail listing appeared on Amazon Italy that potentially leaked the existence and release date for a possible Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, with the updated game supposedly launching next month for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While such a title has yet to be officially confirmed by Activision, a new report now postulates that the prospective remaster of the popular first-person shooter is going to be single-player only and contains no multiplayer whatsoever.
This information was initially shared by charlieINTEL, as an anonymous source sent the outlet materials from a Raven Software employee indicating that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered does not have a multiplayer mode, and that the updated version is a campaign-only remaster. Following the report from charlieINTEL, Eurogamer also published its own piece on the matter, stating that its sources verified the rumor as being accurate as well.
In addition to the details about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered being single-player only, the materials sent to charlieINTEL also revealed that Raven Software is actually not developing the project at all, despite being the team behind 2016’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Apparently, it looks as if the aforementioned company isn’t working on MW2 Remastered in any way whatsoever, with some rumors suggesting that the Canadian studio Beenox is developing the campaign-only remaster.
All things considered, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was revered by many for the story and gameplay within its single-player campaign – and also reviled due to controversy relating to its infamous No Russian sequence – it’s safe to say that omitting multiplayer from the potential MW2 Remastered would deter a lot of fans from buying it. After all, many would argue that the original Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer was what kept players engaged with the title in the first place and brought many more folks into the fold, which ultimately helped reinvigorate interest in the first-person shooter genre at that point in time.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is rumored to be releasing on April 30, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Source: charlieINTEL, Eurogamer