In a move that shouldn’t really shock anyone at this point, Activision has confirmed that in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered, you’ll need to hold on to your copy of Infinite Warfare.
As explained via an updated FAQ sheet, those who opt to purchase physical copies of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s special editions will need to have the Infinite Warfare disc inserted to play the remastered classic. Full details below.
According to the blurb, those who grab the Legacy or Legacy Pro versions of Infinite Warfare will be in for a surprise. Modern Warfare Remastered on Xbox One will be included on the same disc as Infinite Warfare, but in order to play it, “an additional download is required”. It gets worse for those hoping to play on PS4, as MW Remastered will need to be downloaded from scratch via a voucher code that will be included in the box. Steam users will be handed a key that should grant them access to both of the games, but there’s no mention about whether players will have to go into Infinite Warfare’s menu in order to play the remaster.
If all that wasn’t bad enough, the info also confirms that to be able to play either game, you’ll need to be connected to the internet. Like, all the time.
Essentially, all of this boils down to Activision making it basically impossible for fans to buy Infinite Warfare, install MW Remastered, and then sell the parts they don’t want. Which wouldn’t be a problem had they just decided to release the remaster as a standalone…
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare should be out 4 November for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Activision Support