Reports and rumors have circulated for months at this point that Activision is slated to release a remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at some point in the future. And while Activision or any of its studios have yet to confirm that this is something that will indeed happen, a new report has now emerged stating that if such a remastering occurs, their launch strategy will be different compared to Modern Warfare. 2 Remastered campaign.
According to a user who goes by the name of MW2 Ghost, Activision will no longer have a contract with PlayStation when it comes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Campaign Remastered. In short, this means that the company will be able to release the remaster on whatever platform it deems appropriate when possible. MW2 Ghost even claims that it’s something Activision might choose to pack with this year’s 2021 installment, which is supposedly titled Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Got a report that ATVI has broken contract with Sony pertaining to Modern Warfare 3 Campaign Remastered.
Essentially it means they can probably just bundle it with CoD 2021 and have it release on both platforms at once (just an example).
I’ll update when I can on this.
– MW2 OG (@ TheMW2Ghost) July 25, 2021
For those of you who may not remember, when Activision released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered last year, the game was a timed exclusive for PlayStation 4 when it first released. Although it later ended up coming to Xbox One and PC, the remaster was initially only available on PS4 for a span of 30 days. However, if a Modern Warfare 3 remaster ends up showing up, it seems like we shouldn’t have to worry about this very launch strategy.
For the moment, it’s worth emphasizing once again that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has not been confirmed to have a remastering. While the leaks we’ve seen over the past year have been very credible, there’s always the chance that this new version of the game won’t see the light of day. As such, take this new report with the usual grain of salt.