*All Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release speculation in this article is subject to the date published.*
The rumors about a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release are likely to be true. There is a lot of credible speculation about the game. However, McFarlane Toys might just be the final drop in the bucket. Previous rumors center on trends. The first thing that got players thinking about Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release on Xbox One and PS4 was the release of Call of Duty 4 Remastered; the overhaul of the first Modern Warfare game.
Thinking about how almost all other Call of Duty games are already on the Xbox One backward compatibility list is another thing that raises an eyebrow. The Modern Warfare series is the only Call of Duty series currently not available to play via backward compatibility. This is a clear sign that there may be bigger plans for the popular title.
Additionally, the 10 year anniversary of Modern Warfare 2 is right around the corner. In 2019, the fan-favorite Call of Duty game will turn 10 years old. This would mirror the trend of the remastered Call of Duty 4 game. It released 10 years after it originally hit shelves. However, the recent release of action figures by McFarlane Toys makes us think that we might see a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release sooner than 2019.
Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Release – Can it Be Before the 10 Year Anniversary?
McFarlane Toys released a few Call of Duty characters as action figures earlier last month. The characters include two wildly loved characters from the Modern Warfare series, John “Soap” McTavish and Simon “Ghost” Riley. While they are classic characters, this proves that more than just fans are thinking about Modern Warfare 2 right now.
If a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release hit this year it would place it 2 years after the release of Call of Duty 4 Remastered. While this would defy the 10-year anniversary rumor it is not impossible.
In 2019 we have Infinity Ward (original Modern Warfare Developer) back at the wheel. If the company decided to resurrect the Modern Warfare series with a potential Modern Warfare 4 in 2019 it would be likely that they would want a remastered version of both Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 to build hype for that game. They did not have great success with their later series, Infinite Warfare. It would be likely to see them dive back to something more successful like Modern Warfare.
Everything is speculation as of now. A Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release has yet to be confirmed however many feel that it is coming.