If you’ve been eagerly awaiting Modern Warfare 3 Remastered, we have some bad news. According to a recent statement from Call of Duty publisher, Activision, the rumoured game does not exist.
CoD news source, CharlieIntel, reports that a Activision spokesperson relayed them the following statement:
“A remaster of Modern Warfare 3, campaign or multiplayer, does not exist. Any reports otherwise are incorrect.”
In 2020, a remastered version of Modern Warfare 2’s singleplayer campaign was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Before that, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was remastered in 2016, including both the campaign and online multiplayer. Despite offering a spectacular trip down memory lane, there was some controversy. For a while, the only way to get your hands on COD4 Remastered was to purchase the special edition for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Why was Modern Warfare 3 Remastered cancelled?
In their statement, Activision didn’t cite a reason as to Modern Warfare 3 Remastered isn’t currently in the pipeline. Closing out the MW trilogy and making these games available on newer consoles seemed to be the overarching objective of these remasters though the publisher clearly has other plans.
Canning the project makes sense when you look at the ongoing success of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. The sequel is still raking in cash as it preps for Season 5 and, although it continues to have issues with online cheats, Warzone is still going strong. Diverting resources to MW3 isn’t a priority for Activision.
That’s without even mentioning the next game in the series. Call of Duty: Vanguard is 2022’s entry in the FPS series and is expected to make its debut later month. We still know very little, though reports suggest it will take place during World War II and will have its own separate Warzone map.
When it launched in 2017, Call of Duty: WWII marked a much-needed return to form. Sledgehammer Games took a “boots on the ground” approach to gameplay, veering away from the more experimental styles of Infinity Ward and Treyarch at the time.