Activision is not concerned in any way that players may play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered over Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Yesterday saw the dual-announcement of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Modern Warfare Remastered is the long-anticipated re-release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and comes bundled with the Infinite Warfare Legacy, Digital Deluxe, and Legacy Pro Editions. Many wondered why Activision would want to split the base, as there’s a chance many would choose to play Modern Warfare Remastered over Infinite Warfare.
Speaking with Forbes, Rob Kostich, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Call of Duty franchise, reveals that the company is not concerned about this at all. In fact, Kostich sees the release of both games at the same time as a positive thing for the franchise.
“We’re thrilled they’re going to be playing a lot of Call of Duty this year.”
Dave Stohl, Studio Head at Infinity Ward, also put in his two cents. According to him, the release of both games will scratch certain itches different players have.
“If you think about it, basically they scratch two different itches. You’re gonna scratch the kind of more nostalgia Modern Warfare itch with the remaster, but all the kinda cool new stuff in Infinite Warfare is really exciting too. Obviously the Infinite Warfare experience is big with all the new bells and whistles, but it’ll be fun to go back to Modern Warfare multiplayer as well.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered are out November 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Activision has already confirmed there will be no PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Infinite Warfare, and that they have no intention of selling Modern Warfare Remastered separately.