Not even Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has been announced yet, but there are already rumours for the third game.
Let’s start with 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. A YouTuber named TheGamingRevolution revealed all details below, meaning nothing is official (yet?), but he – who is somewhat of an insider on Call of Duty – says that Activision Blizzard has already been planning a remaster on the third game, but he doesn’t know whether this Cod re-release will have multiplayer or just a single-player campaign. (Regarding the 2019 Modern Warfare, he said that it’d also have a battle royale mode, which is interesting, as Infinity Ward vowed to work on a campaign, which we discussed a few times.)
Currently, that’s all we know of 3 (but if he has insider information, it might be legit), but he is more informed about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered – whatever is new information will be mentioned. There will be multiplayer, and it will also have cross-play, but for a price: the campaign and the multiplayer would launch at separate times. We don’t know the release date yet, but allegedly, the 2009 CoD’s updated version would come with the Dark Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. (Which means you’d have a tie-in sale again, just like in 2016 with Infinite Warfare and MW1 Remastered…)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered‘s development has apparently ended in April, and it’s possible that its campaign would come a month before Modern Warfare 2019 (in the end of September), meaning Activision Blizzard would carbon copy what they did in 2016. The multiplayer would come half a year later. The cross-play would work with the same brand only, meaning PlayStation 4 players could fight against PS3 ones, while Xbox One users could face X360 players. (Perhaps this is why the original MW2 has received a big update recently…?)
Nothing is official yet, but the details seem quite legit for now. We wonder, why didn’t 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War get an updated version? Will 2010’s Black Ops get one?