A June 27 release date for the standalone version of cult classic "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" is said to have come from an inside source at a major US retailer.
Ahead of 2016's "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," which pushed the franchise's recent sci-fi motif further than many fans had been comfortable with, publisher Activision found a way to keep its core audience on board.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" took the first-person shooter genre and redefined it thoroughly, embracing rollercoaster cinematic storylines, multiple protagonists, contemporary global settings, and a milestone progression system that kept players glued to its multiplayer mode.
It was announced as part of a special edition version "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" and now that 2017's "Call of Duty: WWII" is approaching, it seems that "Modern Warfare Remastered" is to be made available for purchase separately.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered" would be released June 27 according to a retailers database.
More visible preparations for a $39.99 retail release were seen on store shelves at US chain Target, before Twitter user xmod_electronics posted photos indicating that the June 27 date referred to the PlayStation 4 edition, with the Xbox One version arriving July 27 instead.
Sony's PlayStation brand is the "Call of Duty" franchise's current preferred partner, benefiting from timed exclusivity deals that have usually applied to extra multiplayer content distributed after each main game's release.
As its name implies, November 2017's "Call of Duty: WWII" returns to the historical European conflict of the franchise's first three games. XMOD TEKS