Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has been a long-standing rumor, but new developments suggest a 2020 release could be on the cards for Infinity Ward.
With Sledgehammer Games now dropped from the development of the next release of Call of Duty, plenty has been flying around the rumor mill in relation to what Activision has planned next.
Kotaku have confined it to a one-horse race, as Treyarch has been reportedly drafted in to lead the project. But fresh rumors suggest that might not be the only change of schedule.
A remastered version of Modern Warfare 2 has supposedly been in the pipeline for years, and was all but confirmed following reports from CharlieINTEL back in March 2018.
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However, as the hype began to snowball on Modern Warfare’s prequel, the rumors of a campaign-only version of MW2 dwindled away into the background.
That is until a Twitter user under the alias ‘Okami13_’ posted a Tweet claiming that a MW2 remaster was in the works and primed for a 2020 release.
— Okami (@Okami13_) February 29, 2020
Not only did the Twitter user claim that it’d release “this year,” but they also contended that the title would release with a multiplayer — seemingly going against the grain of previous rumors.
To address the elephant in the room, Okami has previously leaked accurate information pertaining to the Gunfight Open Alpha which was released back in August 2019.
August 20th is a Gunfight Beta for PS4
— Okami (@Okami13_) August 1, 2019
Moreover, the Twitter user has claimed that the highly speculated battle royale – also known as Warzone – is due to be released on March 10, with their Tweet claiming to reveal some of the details.
“When all of this comes true, you will know I'm right about MW2R coming this year,” the supposed leaker noted at the end of their post.
- Warzone is launching March 10th
- Trailer is ready. It's coming either on Thursday or on Monday.
- Free to play
- Squads only
- Will be in its own separate client
When all of this comes true you will know I'm right about MW2R coming this year.
— Okami (@Okami13_) March 5, 2020
Of course, Okami’s March 5 Tweet joins a long list of leakers and eagle-eyed fans who have already tipped Warzone to release on March 10.
However, with their previous leak success rate, we’d be naive to completely dismiss their claims that Modern Warfare 2 could be remastered later this year.
Of course, it goes without saying that these rumors must be taken with a pinch of salt until Activision releases something official to the public.