Rumour: Modern Warfare 2 remaster is in development16th March 2020
Despite Call of Duty: Warzone having only just been released, rumours about a Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) remaster have begun heating up again.
The game – released back in 2009 – is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the franchise and the series has often failed to recapture the same magic ever since.
More recently, the rebooted Modern Warfare (2019) has been heralded as a return to its former glory days – yet people still desperately want a remaster of the sixth iteration.
MW2 originally debuted to favourable reception both critically and commercially, featuring a stellar campaign and a highly addictive multiplayer experience with maps like Rust, Terminal and Scrapyard being fan-favourites.
The rumour mill is often set in motion again each year, but, it became particularly prominent following the remastered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2007) which accompanied the release of Infinite Warfare back in 2016.
It would seem that even in the successful wake of the rebooted game – which reintroduced key characters in a new light – Activision still wants to capitalise on the success of the MW2.
TheGamingRevolution – a Twitter user known for leaking accurate information on Warzone – suggested that not only is a remastered version of Modern Warfare 2 in the works, but so is a sequel to the 2019 reboot.
Some Activision games in the works: Tony Hawk Proskater Remastered, Call of Duty 2020 (code-named PROJECT: ZEUS), MW2 Remastered, a F2P COD game from SHGames (2021 ETA), a PvP Crash game, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Remastered
— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevo2) March 12, 2020
Interestingly, he also revealed that a free-to-play Call of Duty game is on the way, alongside a remaster for Tony Hawk Proskater and a new instalment to the Crash Bandicoot series.
It would also seem the publisher intends to follow a similar route as the remaster of the original MW, simply enhancing the graphics and mechanics while retaining the core structure, rather than outright rebuilding the entire project.
However, these leaks and rumours frequently come around and until Activision confirms the news, it remains to be seen if Modern Warfare 2 will once again grace consoles and PCs everywhere.
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