When Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision, questions arose about the future of the Call of Duty franchise. It was feared PlayStation users would lose access to future games until Phil Spencer confirmed it was staying multiplatform. Now, different questions are being asked about the future of the series. This year we are expecting the sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot and a break in 2023. With new rumors, we may not see a break as such. So anyone interested in a Call of Duty Remaster?
It wouldn’t be the first time, we saw remasters of the first couple of Modern Warfare games which were the campaign only. With no big release aimed for 2023 and with no idea as yet what 2024 would offer, what Call of Duty release would fill 2023? It seems a Call of Duty remaster is on the cards.
Call Of Duty “Fill In Blank” Remaster
The rumor is it’s not just one remaster but three. We’ve had remasters of the first two original Modern Warfare titles as well. So would one of these include Modern Warfare 3? Apparently, the answer is no, we’re going further back into the history of the series. Dexerto and Dualshockers reported on a post on Twitter by the user RalphsValve saying we are getting Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, and Call of Duty World at War brought back as remastered releases.
Addressing the confusion, MWR is supposedly coming to Nintendo Switch, it’s first introductory into the Call of Duty franchise for the console.@RalphsValve on Twitter
What To Expect From A Remaster
We could see a more comprehensive remaster than we saw on the Modern Warfare titles. The Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 support ray tracing and higher frame rates. Picture GTA V on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then picture the jump to the recently released upgrades. We could see potentially an even larger jump due to the age of these titles.
However, all of this is open to speculation assuming these remasters are actually happening. One thing, we know Microsoft would want to bring Call of Duty to the Switch if the Activision purchase goes ahead. The Microsoft president, Brad Smith told CNBC the following.
“One of the things we’re being very clear about as we move forward with the regulatory review of this acquisition is that great titles like Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard today, will continue to be available on the Sony PlayStation,”
“We’d like to bring it to Nintendo devices. We’d like to bring the other popular titles that Activision Blizzard has, and ensure that they continue to be available on PlayStation, [and] that they become available on Nintendo.”Brad Smith on the buyout of Activision
So this all fits the rumor of remasters on the Switch. However, it’s only one insider as of yet discussing this rumor. Therefore take all of this lightly as these games may never come to light. It may be worth keeping an eye on this rumor because of how popular this franchise is and the opportunity to put it on more platforms is not something this company would pass on.