It wasn't long ago that rumours began to surface that a long-awaited remaster of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 could be in the making. And now, with fresh evidence, it looks like the game's imminent release has been all but confirmed.
Charlie Intel, the definitive online authority on all things COD-related has indicated Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is real after a listing for the game popped up on Amazon Italy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, priced €19.99 (£17.45 / $24.58) with a 30 April release date.
Since news of the leak broke, its authenticity has been backed up by sources from Eurogamer, too.
It's the news many gamers have been waiting a very long time to hear, but there is a downside to it, as reports also suggest that the remastered release will not include multiplayer and will instead focus on the campaign side of the game.
However, on the plus side, this information actually lines up with the Amazon listing, giving it further credibility.
The Amazon Italy listing, which was priced at €19.99, seems rather cheap when compared with the release of Modern Warfare Remastered in 2016 which was £29.99.
That game featured both multiplayer and campaign so having the price cut would seem to suggest that the Modern Warfare 2 remaster is not the whole game.
Information obtained by Charlie Intel also suggests that Raven Software is not developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. Although the company did develop Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered in 2016, it does not appear to be working on this title in any way.
Meanwhile, Sledgehammer Games co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield have left the studio behind Call of Duty WW II to shift their attention to new 'executive duties' within Activision.
"We thank Glen and Michael for their tremendous body of work on Call of Duty and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them in their new roles," an Activision spokesperson said in a prepared statement sent to Glixel.
"These changes have created an opportunity to elevate one of the key leaders at the studio, Aaron Halon, to lead Sledgehammer Games. Aaron is a founding member of Sledgehammer Games and the natural fit to lead the team."
In a statement, Schofield thanked Activision for the opportunity to lead Sledgehammer Games.
"Now, it's time to try other things," he said. "Activision has offered me the opportunity to focus my energy on something I'm very passionate about, exploring new game ideas for the company. It's something I just couldn't pass up.
"Working with such a great studio of developers at Sledgehammer Games has been an honour and the highlight of my career. The team is in great hands with Aaron, he has my full support and confidence."
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Topics: Call of Duty