Activision revealed today what we've known for some time now. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is indeed being released as a standalone game, and you can pick it up this coming Tuesday, June 27 on PlayStation 4. The game is launching exclusively on the PS4 first in stores and on the PSN store, and will be coming to other consoles later. It will set you back $39.99. Check out the new launch trailer above.
It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that, despite the game being out for some time, this standalone version will not come with any of the recently-released map packs. If you want the DLC maps, you'll need to purchase those separately. On the bright side, after buying the game you'll be able to particiapte in the "Call of Duty Days of Summer" event. Starting June 27, Activision will be hosting multiple giveaways, XP events, and new playlists across multiple CoD games, including Modern Warfare Remastered.
“It’s been an honor to bring this great title, which holds such a special place in our hearts, to a new generation of players,” said Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software. “With Modern Warfare Remastered, we’re able to relive our favorite campaign levels and multiplayer moments in full HD visuals and remastered audio. No detail was too small, as the team pored over every aspect of development.” From the press release:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered features fully improved texture resolution and detail, revamped animation, remastered audio, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic story campaign as they're transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including "All Ghillied Up," "Charlie Don't Surf," and "Crew Expendable." Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in the fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as "Crash," "Backlot" and "Crossfire."