Call of Duty will be receiving its newest iteration this coming Nov. 4. Activision is also releasing a remastered version of Modern Warfare Remastered at the same time, however, you’ll need to pick up either the Digital Deluxe, Legacy or Legacy Pro Editions in order to pick it up.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Legacy Edition will run gamers about $80, and it’s the cheapest option to get both titles. Additional choices are the Digital Deluxe Edition ($100) or the Legacy Pro Edition ($120). Not matter which of the three options you choose though, you will be given the full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered experience.
When looking at the Legacy Edition it is obvious how generous Activision is being with Modern Warfare Remastered. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered can both be acquired for the relatively low price of $80. There is tremendous value in the Legacy Edition and some gamers are flat out missing that.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is an incredible game and Activision is essentially handing it out for the measly price of $20. This includes the full single-player campaign, online multiplayer and all 16 of the game’s multiplayer maps. Again, all of that will only cost you $20.
I must say that if Activision wanted to make some easy money on Modern Warfare Remastered, they would have priced it at $50 or $60. They also would have made some sort of DLC pass for the game. It was easy to imagine the last six multiplayer maps, which arrive this December for free, being split up or bundled together as a separate DLC purchase.
But Activision is choosing to give it all to gamers and respect their wallets. While $80 is an unusual price to pay for a game and not everyone is used to putting down that type of money, Activision is still saving you money.
The company easily could have been greedy and charged gamers an additional $50 or $60, but they aren’t. I’ve had conversations with higher-up people at Activision who even admit they could sell the game at a higher price and make easy money, but they won’t. It is truly about giving something back to the series’ loyal fanbase.
I still see a lot of folks missing that in the translation and it’s a shame. If a company is making any move that is “pro-gamer” or “gamer-first” than it has to be Activision with what their doing with Modern Warfare Remastered.
Only having to pay $80 for the aforementioned remaster (single-player, multiplayer and all 16 multiplayer maps) and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (single-player, multiplayer and zombies) is a steal. And the whole notion that Activision is just afraid to sell Modern Warfare Remastered separate because it would outsell Infinite Warfare is a trash comments section theory.
While the minority, cynical and lazy can make a ton of noise with dislikes and comments on YouTube videos (apparently it’s a fad now to dislike a Call of Duty trailer), the franchise continues to move forward and grow. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will sell this November because Activision has always delivered consistent, high-quality Call of Duty games.
Even though space might not be where you imagined the series going next, my guess is a lot of you are still going to pick up Infinite Warfare. Why are you going to do that? You will because you know you will get an excellent, silky-smooth first-person shooter experience. You are going to pick it up because deep down, you need your Call of Duty fix.
Call of Duty has rarely, and I mean rarely, experienced serious launch issues with its servers, matchmaking, campaign, zombies, etc. Activision and its developers have consistently delivered reliable, top-notch experiences, but perhaps some are taking it for granted. I guess it is a bit of human nature to take the things for granted that have always been there.
Activision and its Call of Duty studios are perhaps an enemy of their own because they deliver high-quality products year-in, year-out. Maybe they need to waffle on a release to make people remember how good they have it? You’re right, they shouldn’t do that, but hopefully you get my point by now.
You may be tired of annual releases or the settings Call of Duty is being set in. However, that’s not enough to condemn a franchise that has been consistent each and every year. It is not enough to accuse Activision of being anything less than charitable with their handling of Modern Warfare Remastered. And it is not enough to continue to ignore the incredible value Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered are bringing this Nov 4.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered both launch on Nov. 4 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around for more on Call of Duty here at We Write Things.