Initial speculation pointed to a 2019 release date, but a leaked listing that appeared on Amazon Italy led fans of the first-person shooter franchise to believe that it's coming soon—perhaps even as early as April 30.
The post has since been taken down. But The COD-loving bloggers at Charlie Intel also received materials from a supposed former employee of Raven Software, the developer behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Per Charlie Intel:
charlieINTEL has learned new information about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered from a source that sent us materials from a Raven Software employee.
The information states Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered does not have a multiplayer mode; it is a campaign only remaster, according to the material charlieINTEL was sent. We believe this information to be accurate.
No multiplayer is a major bummer—the ability to blast your buddies away in a virtual war zone for hours on end is what makes all of the Modern Warfare titles so awesome.
Charlie Intel reasons that the limited gameplay explains a $15 drop in price from Modern Warfare Remastered.
The listing stated that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered would cost around $25, which is a lot lower than what Activision charged for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered in 2017. They launched that for $40 in June 2017.
That game featured both single player and multiplayer. Having the price cut almost in half for the MW2 Remastered would support that the game is not the full game remastered.
Hopefully that part isn't true—we'd gladly cough up a little extra cash to relive MW2 in all its glory on a current-gen console.
The ball's in your court, Activision.