Many consider Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as a high point in Activision's long-running shooter franchise. From the memorable campaign to the multiplayer component that featured over-powered weapons as well as classic map lineups, the 2009 title was right on the money. Unfortunately, fans never got a chance to see the long-rumored remaster of Modern Warfare 2, and now, a trusted source has explained why it didn't happen.
Why didn't Activision remaster Modern Warfare 2?
Tom Henderson is one of the most reputable insiders in all of gaming, especially when it comes to Call of Duty and Battlefield. Usually, when he says something, it comes from legitimate sources. This is why what he just said about Modern Warfare 2 sounds so interesting.
According to Henderson, Activision initially planned to release a remaster of Modern Warfare 2 and its multiplayer back in 2019.
As broken down by u/maniel99 on Reddit, Activision abandoned its initial plans for some reason. But, if it's any consolation, Activision is going to add all the content from then to 2022's Call of Duty game, which is Infinity Ward's turn as the lead development team. This would line up with earlier reports that 2022's Call of Duty is a sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare with Ghost's original voice actor reportedly returning to reprise his iconic role.
Henderson's 18-minute video contains a lot of useful information for next year's Call of Duty. If you're interested, we recommend watching it. If you don't have the time, don't worry, as we'll break it down for you.
Here are other important takeaways from Henderson's recent Call of Duty leak:
- Call of Duty 2022 might have free-to-play elements
- All the maps, weapons, and operators from Modern Warfare 2 will make their way to 2022's Call of Duty game
- A brand-new "Tarvok-Esque experience" referred to as the DMZ mode that will take place in a unique map
- A single-player campaign focused on the cartels in Latin America
- Massive AI improvements, especially for single-player and DMZ mode
- Pre-alpha footage is in better shape compared to the previous Call of Duty games
Just keep in mind that you can't consider what you just read as legitimate information; Activision nor Infinity Ward has confirmed anything yet. But, with Call of Duty's usual holiday release slate growing closer by the day, it's only a matter of time before we get official confirmation about Activision's plans for 2022. Until then, you can expect to hear more similar leaks, speculations, and rumors, from Tom Henderson, among others.