A lot of gamers got angry when Activision revealed that the remastered version of Modern Warfare would be coming exclusively as a pre-order bonus for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However, it appears that this whole thing was a PR stunt and nothing more as Raven Software’s director, David Pellas, hinted at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered being sold separately.
As Pellas told Gamereactor when asked about the total number of MP maps that will be available for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered:
“What we announced before today was that we were going to offer 10 maps on launch, and that’s still true. The announcement today is that the six remaining maps we are actually going to be delivering to anyone who purchases Modern Warfare Remastered, anyone who owns it or a version of Infinite Warfare that comes with it, they’re going to get all 16 of the maps for no additional cost.”
The key point here is “anyone who owns it”. This basically means that players will be able – in the future – to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered as a standalone title.
It remains to be seen now when Activision will decide to announce the standalone version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.