The official Call of Duty website has been updated, suggesting that players will need the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare disc inserted in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
For many longtime Call of Duty fans, the most exciting part about the unveiling of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was that it will be bundled with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. While this undoubtedly gave fans much to cheer for - particularly in the wake of all the Infinite Warfare trailer hate - it appears that not only will the remastered classic be exclusively available as part of Infinite Warfare's 'Legacy Edition', players will seemingly also need the upcoming space shooter's game disc in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered.
The official Call of Duty website had updated its Modern Warfare Remastered section recently, and it now contains a new line of text that suggests that players will require the Infinite Warfare disc inserted in order to play either game. Specifically, the line in question states that ""Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered). Internet connection required."
Activision also directs players to its FAQ, but at the time of writing, the page does not contain any more details or clarifications about the "game disc must be inserted" part. Of course, for those who are going to buy or have pre-ordered Infinite Warfare digitally, this disc requirement doesn't apply since there is no disc to worry about.
One possible reason for why Activision has imposed this disc requirement is to avoid people who want to sell their copy of Infinite Warfare but still want to continue to play Modern Warfare Remastered. Given that the publisher deemed Modern Warfare Remastered as its "biggest bonus content" yet as opposed to a new release, and taking into account how the game could potentially draw attention away from the release of Infinite Warfare, it makes sense why Activision would want to keep the remaster as a special exclusive as a opposed to a separate release.
Despite Activision's assertions that Modern Warfare Remastered won't be sold separately, rumors continue to persist that it could still possibly happen in the future. But until the publisher confirms the rumor (or denies it yet again), it appears that players who are looking forward to playing Modern Warfare in its remastered glory will have no choice but to purchase the Infinite Warfare 'Legacy Edition' when it comes out next month - disc and all.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are scheduled for release on November 4, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.