Alongside the release of the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the highly-anticipated remastered release of the 2007 classic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will be tied to the physical release of the game by requiring the disk to run.
In an update on the official page for the game, new fine print revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will require the game disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to be inserted for players to run the game: the digital version of the title, however, seems unaffected when purchased with digital copies of Infinite Warfare‘s special edition, according to the Modern Warfare Remastered website:
“At launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will contain only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. Additional MP maps will be made available by 12/31/2016. Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered).”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was originally revealed earlier this year, and will be available exclusively to players that purchase the special edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which releases on November 4th, 2016.
Though the digital versions of Infinite Warfare don’t have this requirement for Modern Warfare Remastered, the limitations on the physical version seems to be in place to prevent players from purchasing the special editions to gain access to Modern Warfare Remastered, and then either trading in or returning Infinite Warfare after redeeming the code.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 4th, 2016.