Whether you like it or not, remakes and remasters of classic games are most definitely a ‘thing’ and aren’t going anywhere. Whilst there’s some obvious games not currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One which would be welcome to score updates – I’m looking at you “Red Dead Redemption,” “Halo: Reach,” “Crackdown,” and the first two “Infamous” games – many are still fixated on some others.
Case in point is the best-selling “Call of Duty” franchise. Whilst it seems that series has peaked and is now on the wane sales wise, it’s still immensely popular and talk lately has turned towards the potential remaking or remastering of the biggest games in the series – namely the first two ‘Modern Warfare’ titles along with the first ‘Black Ops’.
Game Informer recently spoke with Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg about the possibility of remastering these titles to which he replied:
“If done well, I think [remasters] can be great […] You talk about nostalgia, and people have such connection to the games they love from the last cycle. They want to see what it would look like if someone did it right for this cycle.
It’s always the opportunity cost, meaning we need every body we can get to make the content we’re already committed to for our new games. It’s always a matter of finding great people to do that work. I would love to play Modern Warfare 1 or the original Black Ops. There’s certainly a deep well there. No announcements, but it’s something we talk about and think about a lot.”
Activision and Treyarch are currently focused on this year’s release of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” and it has been revealed that with PlayStation now becoming the official console of choice of the series, Activision will release all post-launch content for the game on the PlayStation 4 one full month before the Xbox One and PC release.