Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was originally released back in 2007 and was an absolute classic due to its brilliant single player campaign and fantastic online multiplayer. Fans were excited when it was announced that a remaster was in the works.
It goes without saying that the remastered version has a lot to live up to and one original developer of Call of Duty 4 has been very candid about how he feels about the remaster.
“I told them–don’t f*** it up,” said Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella with a laugh during an interview with Eurogamer. “That’s my on the record response. I rang them up and said, honestly, don’t f**k it up. It’s a huge part of people’s gaming memories.”
The comment may seem lighthearted, but there’s certainly a lot of truth to it. If the remaster fails to deliver, or worse, somehow tarnishes memories of the original game, players will no doubt be furious.
Call of Duty 4 was a massive deal for first-person shooters and helped boost the genre into the mainstream. The Call of Duty series may have its rivals nowadays, but there was a time when no other first-person shooter could compete.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is due to be released on November 4 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As it stands, the only way to get it is to buy the special edition of the upcoming Call of Duty game Infinite Warfare. This has displeased some fans but it remains to be seen if the game will become available to buy on its own.