A Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone version is now available for the Xbox One and the PC, after almost a year of being bundled with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare when it released last year. Previously the two games had been inseparable, but now that’s come to an end.
After the highly controversial and negative reveal of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision made the (most likely smart) decision to bundle Infinite Warfare with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered, with no option to buy the two games separately. That likely kept Infinite Warfare from being an enormous bomb, but the game’s playerbase still dropped off quickly in favor of Modern Warfare.
Now, however, the release of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone version probably means that Activision has given up on trying to sell more of Infinite Warfare, leaving yet another Infinity Ward Call of Duty game that ends on a form of cliffhanger and won’t see a resolution to its plot.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the second Infinity Ward Call of Duty game to get middling reviews, despite ambitious stories that added big changes to the gameplay. While Infinite Warfare did win praise for its story, much of the controversy was due to gamers not wanting to keep going farther and farther into the future.
Sledgehammer Games, the next studio that’s up to develop a Call of Duty game, likely had this in mind when they were developing their own new entry, Call of Duty: WW2, which will be releasing on November 3 of this year.
However, if you’ve been holding off on buying Modern Warfare Remastered until you could do it without also buying Infinite Warfare, the release of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone version is now your best bet on Xbox One and PC.