After being an add-on for about seven months, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will now be released as a stand-alone video game. Since it is only a bundled item to another title at that time, fans were forced to buy the primary game even if they didn't want to. Now, they can buy the game separately.
Last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was bundled with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The setting of Infinite Warfare was in outer space and in the far future. However, it was not well-received by the gaming community. Activision later admitted that Infinite Warfare did not perform as they had expected and its setting did not resonate with gamers.
The news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be available as a separate item came through a report indicating that there were some photographs of the PS4 stand-alone versions of the game. Apparently, the PS4 photographs came from a person who works at a video game retailer.
Among the photographs of the supposed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a picture of shrink-wrapped copy on a Target shelf. The wrapper even indicated the price of the item which is $39.99. Then, later in the day, another photograph was released showing a Target computer system indicating the release date of the game as June 20.
When Target was questioned about the validity of these Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered photos, its employees at the retailer's Chicagoland area confirmed the listing for this item. They also stated that the item was a video game. These Target employees also confirmed that the release date of the video game is June 27.
This could also mean that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be exclusively released for PS4. Activision has an active time exclusivity contract with Sony. In other words, PS4 is usually the first one to receive Call of Duty releases.