While it wasn’t much of a surprise to learn that Modern Warfare Remastered would not be sold separately alongside Activision’s other upcoming release for Call of Duty, Infinite Warfare, those of you who were hoping to recuperate some money by playing Modern Warfare Remastered only, may have to think again. As Charlie Intel reports, a more clearer look at Activision’s updated terms of service via the official Call of Duty site states that Modern Warfare Remastered can only be played if Infinite Warfare’s physical disc is inserted — meaning reselling of physical Infinite Warfare copies will mean the accompanying remaster will become inaccessible to players, even if you’ve already downloaded the digital code it comes bundled with. Quoted from the site itself: “Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered).”
Obviously this doesn’t affect those who purchase the digital versions of the game, but this is still another blow to consumers whose interest lay predominantly (if not entirely) with playing Modern Warfare Remastered only. Interestingly, while Activision have stated in the past, via their FAQ page, that a purchased copy of Infinite Warfare would be required to gain access to Modern Warfare Remastered (stating that it would be “a full game digital download that will be included in the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions”), it’s only now that the publisher have updated their fine-print to specifically state the physical disc must be required at all times. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare & Modern Warfare Remastered will be available for PS4, Xbox One & PC on November 4.