Since Infinity Ward revealed the first trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the company has taken quite a lot of heat for moving away from traditional boots-on-the-ground combat toward futuristic space-based action. That said, sales projections are still great—so it seems that a lot of gamers are onboard with the changes. Between that and all those downvotes on YouTube, however, it is hard to tell what players really think of Infinite Warfare.
But there is one thing we do know. Everyone is excited about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which comes packaged with the Legacy, Legacy Pro and Digital Deluxe editions of the Infinite Warfare.
Why is everyone more excited about a remaster of an old game than a brand new COD? Well, that is easy to answer. Modern Warfare is still arguably the best Call of Duty game ever made.
COD may now be an explosive crowd-pleaser, but back in the old days, before it really took off, Modern Warfare was an innovative game with a lot of subtlety that made it an instant classic. Weapons were fairly basic, stealth, and strategy played major roles in combat, changes in pace and setting kept things fresh, and there were more than a few shocking moments—like Death From Above, or the moment of Jackson’s death.
Initial impressions of Modern Warfare Remastered are just starting to come in. Being able to experience all the subtle nuance of the classic game again with cutting-edge graphics and physics is a treat both for fans of the original game and for the newer generation who have never had a chance to play it.
So whether Infinite Warfare turns out to be an awesome game or it totally bombs, it is worth purchasing it for the remaster alone. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release on November 4th. Be sure to pre-order the Infinite Warfare Legacy, Legacy Pro or Digital Deluxe edition so you can play Modern Warfare Remastered. You have to wait to play Infinite Warfare, but if you pre-order, you can play the remaster right now!