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Activision released remastered versions of two of its most popular and critically acclaimed Call of Duty titles, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, in 2017 and 2020, respectively.

These remastered editions suggested that Activision was almost certainly developing a new version of its third Modern Warfare installment, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but the publishing giant has now gone on record claiming that no such update is in the works.

“A remaster of Modern Warfare 3, campaign or multiplayer, does not exist,” Activision wrote in a statement to Charlie Intel, noting that “any reports otherwise are incorrect.”

Activision is presumably referring to the many rumors being spread by Call of Duty leakers over YouTube and other social media channels who seemed confident that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Remastered was not only in development, but that it would be exclusive to PlayStation consoles for one month.

Despite Activision’s claims that a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 isn’t in development, Call of Duty fans should probably remain optimistic on its eventual release. That’s because the previous remaster, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, managed to sell over 3.4 million units in its first month despite launching as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Activision has only remastered two Call of Duty games since the franchise started. The first was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which got remastered and bundled into Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 2016. That remaster featured both the campaign & all of multiplayer as part of the package.

The second remaster was […] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. The remaster was only the campaign mode, and did not include the MP mode. It was rumored since 2018, but only released in 2020 with a bundle for use in Call of Duty: Warzone & Modern Warfare.

Source: Charlie Intel

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