If Activision does go ahead and issue a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's campaign, it's undoubtedly going to get a bit confusing. After the release of last year's Modern Warfare reboot, bringing back the memorable 2009 shooter will probably lead some folks to believe the reboot's gotten its own second act. Regardless, a listing on South Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) website indicates that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is still on the way.
Nibel spotted the listing earlier today—the GRAC website lists the date of classification as February 26, 2020. The first time we heard about a potential remaster for 2009's Call of Duty entry was about two years ago in March 2018 when a listing appeared on Amazon Italy. Just shy of a year later, the Pan European Game Information board, or PEGI, provided a rating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, indicating that the release may skip the game's multiplayer component entirely.
The remastered version of the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which originally shipped with special editions of 2017's Infinite Warfare, does happen to have been leaked before its official reveal. USgamer has reached out to Activision for comment, and we will update this article if we hear back.
Last year, Kotaku reported that 2020's marquee Call of Duty release was being handed over to Treyarch, who will rework what Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games originally worked on into a new, Cold War-set Black Ops title. While releasing another Modern Warfare remaster hot on the heels of that sub-series' reboot in the same year as a Black Ops sequel or reboot might seem like a lot, just keep in mind that we're already pretty saturated in terms of Call of Duty titles.
Infinity Ward and Activision just launched Call of Duty: Warzone, a free-to-play battle royale game, as a mode for Modern Warfare and a standalone download (its existence was also leaked). On top of Warzone and Modern Warfare, there's also the wildly popular Call of Duty: Mobile. If this Modern Warfare 2 re-release is real and turns out to just be the single-player story, then it can probably find an audience without being drowned out by the other Call of Duty experiences out there. As for whether anyone actually wants to revisit "No Russian" right now or just wants the old school Captain Price back, we'll just have to wait and see.