Activision announce Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Amidst Claims of False Advertising

The character Ghost shoulders his weapon, from Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Credit: Activision
Activision announce Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Amidst Claims of False Advertising

Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time.

It seemed Activision was on the right path with its Call of Duty series, announcing a new WWII shooter to compensate for their Infinite Warfare trailer being one of the most disliked videos on the internet. However, the public relations nightmare has been given its own remaster, following the announcement of a standalone release for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Remastered).

Many may remember the marketing force that was MW, back when Infinite Warfare was announced to be bundled with the fan favorite. Today the announcement of a standalone MW does not incite fan fare and joy, but accusations of deceiving consumers, false advertisement and cheap cash grabs.

You'll also remember the original Modern Warfare Remaster was heavily advertised as only shipping with Infinite Warfare, or the numerous variations of the Legacy edition, and that same information is still being hosted on Activision's Modern Warfare FAQ page as of this time. Some internet commenters have expressed their frustrations, demanding refunds for being falsely advertised to and deceived into making unwanted purchases.

Among the above complaints, commenters have also pointed out the extortionate price point for the standalone, currently speculated to be between £30-£40, minus DLC, for a game originally released a decade ago. This may spell PR disaster among Activision's consumer base, as they seem to have overestimated the market demand for another Modern Warfare Remaster, and the announcement comes at a time that can only weaken the newest WWII shooters release.

GameSplash reached out to Activision for comment, in the event of a response we will update this feature.
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