According to a reputable leaker in the Call of Duty community, Activision is pondering the idea of launching remastered COD titles. The leaker, RalphsValve, claims that Activision is considering this move to fill in the new gaps that will be left by new games releasing every other year. The company announced that no new title will arrive in 2023, which will be the first year that Call of Duty doesn’t release a new game since the early 2000s.
Infinity Ward is developing Modern Warfare II and releasing it in late 2022. Treyarch has the regins for the next title, slated to release sometime in 2024. That means 2023 will be a gap year for Call of Duty, which could be filled by one or several remastered games. Also, Activision is reportedly considering a port for the Nintendo Switch.
Activision considering remastered COD titles
RalphsValve claims that up to three games are being considered for remastering. Those games are World at War and Call of Duty 1 + 2. World at War makes the most sense since it was developed by Treyarch and features a setting completely different than 2022’s Modern Warfare II. However, Call of Duty 1 + 2 would be intriguing as well.
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— Ralph (@RalphsValve) March 24, 2022
In addition to those remasters, RalphsValve also reports that a port for the Nintendo Switch could also be in the works. This port would be for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered. This is the only game that Activision has fully remastered, with Modern Warfare 2 only receiving a remastered campaign in 2020.
RalphsValve doesn’t elaborate on what modes from Modern Warfare Remastered could arrive for the Switch. The game features multiplayer and campaign, which take up a ton of hard drive space together. The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have much base storage, which could cause some problems. Of course, Activision could find a way to reduce the storage space for Modern Warfare Remastered if a port does indeed come to fruition.
At this time, these reports are simply rumors and nothing official. We’ll continue to monitor the situation for any additional leaks on the remastered titles or possible Switch port.