If you were a massive fan of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, then you'll be able to play a remastered version of the classic later this year. Problem is, you'll have to buy the new Call of Duty to get it.
News of the aggressive bundling was revealed in an FAQ for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on Activision's support site. The game comes bundled with the Legacy, Legacy Pro and Digital Deluxe editions of Infinite Warfare (announced yesterday) as a downloadable code.
Long-time FPS developers Raven have been drafted in to develop the remastered Modern Warfare. Activision also confirmed that Raven will maintain the same movement system currently in COD4, and it will also have dedicated servers.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will have a full, standalone multiplayer progression system, with the ability to unlock weapons, perks, weapon attachments, and reach Master Prestige," the publisher added.
The Remastered edition also won't be available for PS3/360 users, which might sting for some of the COD audience for whom that game is the sole reason they play a console.
I'm a little more positive on the remaster hearing this news, although there's one key sticking point that Activision hasn't answered. The ability to play at a LAN without having to authenticate online is one of the main reasons COD4 still gets played religiously at LANs around Australia today, and if that's something Activision and Raven refuse to allow then most PC users are likely to stick with the classic version instead.
What would you like to see from the remaster?