The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster announced alongside this year's new game in the series, Infinite Warfare, on 2 May, won't be sold separately as a standalone product. The remastered version of Infinity Ward's 2007 classic will only be available to those who buy the new game, which is set for release on 4 November.
Activision confirmed the news in a FAQ posted on its support site following the announcement, stating plainly: "You must own Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in order to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered."
To get the remaster players will need to purchase either the Legacy, Legacy Pro or Digital Deluxe editions of Infinite Warfare. It's hardly unexpected news, but we wouldn't rule out an eventual standalone release further down the line, once the game has served its purpose as an incentive to buy Infinite Warfare.
The FAQ also confirms that Call of Duty vets Raven (which has never developed a full entry in the series but has worked on many of them) is developing the remaster with Infinite Warfare developers Infinity Ward acting as executive producers.
As expected, stats from the original game won't carry over, it will be a digital download and the game will enjoy dedicated servers for its multiplayer. Three of its 10 maps were also confirmed to appear – Crash, Backlot and Crossfire.