Mic writes: "Activision's standalone release of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered' reeks of cash grab."
Why? isn't this what the fans have been wanting them to do for a while now? Sometimes it feels like it doesn't matter what you do, someone always is upset
This article is stupid. Prior to CoD's release when the remake was announced countless people said "I'll wait for stand alone version". Well, here it is. It's not a slap in anyone's face, it's what many gamers asked for.
It's Mic.com, stupid is par for the course there.
The game is full of microtransactions, costs $40 with a shortage of content and some of it was cut and is being sold for $15. This stand alone costs $40 + $15 + microtransactions.
I think the stupid part is that the DLC isn't even included. I'm glad it's standalone now, but $40 + DLC isn't worth it in my mind.
i'll give the author props that thumbnail is pretty funny hehe
not slap in a face, instead I will slap them in the face by not buying it anyway, its too late, you had to release it from the beginning!
It's a slap in the face because of its price, it's age, and the extra $15 for the remaining maps. This game also isn't cod4. It's an m16 headglitch fest filled with microtransactions. AND IT'S MONTHS TOO LATE as WWII is out in a few months. Lobbies will be dead here app or people will be hanging out in blops 3... No one wanted this
The real slap in the face? Seeing this article get approved... "No one wanted this" Oh stop it already. At least be honest. YOU didn't want them, to want this. But they do so give it a rest. Legions of people wanted this. All the people that really do not want this are completely free and unhindered to vote with their wallet and walk...while their friends buy it.
It's pretty clear that people do want this, otherwise Activision wouldn't be selling an old game and it's dlc separately lol! What's sad is that gamers are actually buying it....
Yeah, but a 10 year old game isn't worth $40, plus another $15 for the Variety pack maps that should come with the game anyways. I wouldn't even waste my money on this crap. Everyone knows Activision is a very greedy, money hungry corporation. It's one of the reasons I stopped getting the CoD games.
^this though... 'Everyone knows Activision is a very greedy, money hungry corporation. It's why I stopped....' 'Everyone knows McDonald's is unhealthy. It's why I stopped...' McDonald's sells like a billion hamburgers a year or w/e. Activision, and CoD specifically, are the gaming equivalent of that. Who cares? Just don't buy it if it annoys you. This is no different than saying 'even though McD's now sells breakfast all day, it should've happened sooner, and $3 is too much'...doesn't matter; you care, but you're inside the 1%, and they know that...because these tactics continue to print money. All I'm getting at is that CoD 4 was really really good at the time...It released not long after what was supposed to shut down the genre permanently (Halo 3), and walked all over it. A standalone remaster of what is without question one the most significant games of the past decade, and the best CoD game of all time by a landslide...might land with different people...differently. I get they changed some things, didn't fix others, etc...but the main demographic for this doesn't care; it's one of those titles that even when f'd up by message board standards, is wanted by a lot of people...............and they posted about it on message boards...all the time.
1st why was this article approved? 2nd why would Activision wait 4 months before WW2 to release the damn standalone version of COD? 3rd 40 dollars is just too much, especially after all the backlash they received last November. 4th the cherry on the top....15 bucks for dlc... Damn Activision you really dont give a single shit about what we think...
i think its the price more than anything
Look at that Photo....Is that a tear? Tears are clear. Or is that something else dripping from his eye? I mean come on. Tears are not milky, that's nasty! No wonder people keep making fun if this game, and calling it call of dooty.
Because they've already altered the base game that was supposed to be "as close to the original as possible" with DLC guns and re-released the variety map pack for $5 more than it originally costed and split up the already small player base (this was after people left because of supply drops adding in guns) and then release the PREORDER BONUS, for $40, WITHOUT THE MAPS THAT COST ANOTHER $15! On top of this, the IW bundle is $50 now instead of 80 or 100 whatever it cost at first. It's really just a case of too little too late, they fucked all of their hardcore fans that were super excited about it, and fucked up the original game before the standalone players even got to buy it
The price of it is kinda cash grabby. I mean $40 is very steep since they are charging for DLC. Either it is $30-40 with DLC or $20-25 where you pay for DLC. Oh yeah, and Microtransactions. Not like they make enough money as it is.
When a remaster is done it comes with everything from the original game. This remaster has micro transactions on a shit level
But this article is about releasing it as a standalone being a slap in the face of fans, not about the price, MTs or anything else...
@Aenea Reading is hard! "Finally, after nine months, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is getting a standalone release. Not content to sit on the cash it already squeezed out of the game, Activision has announced that instead of the $20 that the game sold for via the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition bundle, you'll have to pay $40 for the standalone. Also, you don't get the Variety Map Pack with it; you can go ahead and pay another $15 for that. The standalone and the map pack combined almost add up to the $60 MSRP of a brand new title. Charging $55 for the remaster of a game that's a decade old is ridiculous, especially given that in three and a half months Call of Duty: WW2 is releasing for around that price. Long story short: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a bad deal with almost a year's history of Activision constantly squeezing customers for more. Fans that have supported the Call of Duty franchise for years and given hundreds of dollars to Activision for each yearly release are getting screwed over so they can play a game they already played ten years ago. My advice is to vote with your wallet, and wait until this game is on sale. A reasonable price would be $20 with the map pack, $55 just isn't cutting it."
I don't know of a single fan who's asked to pay more than the game is worth just for a hard copy of the game. So, no.
What we don't anticipate is that Activion intent to charge $40 on Modern Warfare, than charge another $20 for the Variety Map Pack. I personally thought that $20-$30 is a reasonable price. Now I don't think I'll buy, at this price.
I feel like the people who are writing these articles might need to focus on actually making money as opposed to complaining about things that cost money. So Activision was looking to make money? I mean should their goal be to not make any money at all?
Dude the work is already done over 9 years ago. A simple remaster can be done by a small group who were paid for with the legacy addition many times over. Add in the map pack that's 5 dollars more than what they originally charged for them 10 years ago, and you have greed. Profits at the expense of your fan base is why CoD in on the decline. There's better ways of making money. A $20 bonus content in the legacy edition shouldn't cost more than the base game if you add the variety map pack.
It suppose to be like this from the start no excuse to attach mw to IW except to boost sales and its so dirty move.
I think its slap in the face of those that paid £70 just to get the remaster. Only reason they did that was to inflate sales for infinite warfare. This game should have been standalone from the start
No. People wanted standalone for $40 at launch, not 8 months after release. It's a $20-$30 game.
Seriously, it's like they don't do it and include it as an incentive/bonus to purchase a tier version of a game. The internet loses their minds over it, so here you all go now you can buy it and the internet once again has to complain... Welcome to the whiny society we live in now... man I miss the 90s.
Activision should be crowned worst company of the year
they can kiss my a** with their $39.99 price tag
No it's always EA. They treat thier employees and customers like sh#t.
But Activision treat all gamers like s***t and have lost all contact with realistic price points.
@Specimen79 Based on what evidence? EA has been known to be one of the best places to work for a lot of poeple, they may not always be on part with games, but as an employer they seem pretty great. https://www.gamnesia.com/ne... Activision is FAR more anti consumer, at least EA allows games like Garden Warfare 2 and Tifanfall 2 to exist, and they both got free updates, Activision wouldn't allow free updates if it killed them.
EA is doing better.( I know, ODD)
Is the hit detection still deplorable ? i gave black ops 2 a spin earlier, and the final kill was the worst hit detection i've ever saw. A sniper from close range missing by an absolute mile, and he got the kill. It was that bad i'm getting rid of the game to free up space.
Wouldn't be surprised. Since COD 4 could unload all the ammo you have into someone's head running with a knife and they would still kill you unharmed. I never thought about hit detection because COD has the worst connection of any online game I have played.
Ugh, that's what Hardcore mode is for..
This may be a bit radical but hey I got an idea, buy it or don't buy it, simple.
If you're a COD fan then you're probably used to being shat on.
That is what it means to be a CoD fan, it has been this way for a long time now.
hahahahaha your comment made me laugh out loud in the office xD
Gamers will buy it because is call of duty. They are weak when it comes to popular franchises but failed to buy Titanfall 2 because guess what call of duty and battlefield two worn out franchises. Gamers love getting shaft because they refuse to buy pro consumer games
Terrible pricing for a remaster, especially considering that it already released. Modern Warfare Remastered should be 30 bucks tops, with all the DLC included.
The remaster has been out for almost 8 months it should be no more than 20 dollars including folks that paid an extra 20 dollars for Infinite for the remaster download are screwed as well knowing they should be able to play it without the Infinite disc now that it's a stand alone disc & a digital download.
People have supported this company year after year funding them so it will do them no harm to keep paying more and more. It's only fair you pay the premium.
its really to expensive. But we all now that this is trend now....
If you've waited this long then what's another few months for a drop and sale lol? It's not a slap in the face, it's a cash cow. Recognize what it is an act accordingly. Boohoo anti-consumer. Or buy it for 40 bucks if that's your business. Activision is not CDPR, no amount of crying will change this.
Wow common sense.. So rare these days.
Absolutely agreed even CD projekt Red charged for their content , some people seriously need to grow up and act accordingly like you stated. Basically these people are new to the concept that these companies exist to clearly make money they're not going around and making these games completely for free with nothing expected in return.
I only pay $5.00 for Deux Ex Human Revolution remastered edition. PC gamers received the remastered edition of skyrim and bioshock series for free if they own the original titles. Is just gamers believe in getting shafted is the only way to enjoy gaming
@agent- "Is just gamers believe in getting shafted is the only way to enjoy gaming" Surrrrrrrrre buddy. What ever you say.... Because game NEVER go on sale on console. Mind you, remasters going to free to PC gamers has only happened a limited number of times, its not common place.
Wow that seems really expensive. Is this getting physical release. No way I'm paying $60 for DLC only.
the killed franchise when they nipped dedis off. is there any point in all this bitching about nothing?
39.99 is actually cheap for Activision. They sold Deadpool PS4 for 60. And the Ultimate Alliance games were 40 each. And those were shitty ports. At least this game is using a new engine. And remember we live in a world where Bulletstorm HD was 60 and street fighter 2 switch was 40.
Anyone stuck on the whole "just don't buy it" train isn't looking at the bigger picture. Voting with your wallet only works when people do this on a larger scale. If you just sit back and take it things like this will continue happening, until this is the only way you can purchase titles like this. And can you still look back and say "Oh, just don't buy it" then?
If people did not think Activision would not have done this then they need to wake up. This was obvious, and if anything, it would have been a bad business decision not to release COD4 standalone. Activision did the right thing, I am actually surprised it took this long!
No thank's 👎
This time activision make it so obvious that even with shit making and wrong direction there is still alot of fans will always buy. I am even recent most hated one got best sell numbers comparing to all FPS.
The article is so stupid.
It's cheaper to buy the special edition of infinite warfare at some places than buy this standalone It should have been $20
Don't buy it and in 6 months it will be as cheap as chips.
It's $70 is Australia roughly $55 us dollars from memory Infinite warfare legacy was 60 the other day not on sale
I bet they won't unlock the digital version that came with infinite Warfare. Sold my disc ages ago... Doubt I'll get to play it as standalone. Oh well the game is 66 gbs now, probably not even worth the time to download again anyways.
Sure it is easy to say that but sad truth is this will sell well and so will the DLC, hell I bet even the microtranscations will. People have proven time and time again they will pay out the ass for CoD, this will prove no different.
Bitching about call of duty has become such a retarded hipster thing now. Shameless retards don't even care if they make sense anymore they just flap their stupid gums.
Did you have to walk to school up a mountain barefoot back in the day per chance?
Dude, I would honestly like to run through the game again, but what people are complaining about is the fashion of release, which is just blatantly trying to get the green before WW2... They don't even try to hide their intentions anymore, they know a lot people will jump and bark for them
Well some stubborn fans wanted a standalone game because they were too stuck up to actually play Infinite Warfare and so they complained. Now that they are getting a standalone game they are still complaining. Cant win with some people.
Wait so the standalone is 40 bucks so that means infinite warfare was 20 bucks lolol unbelievable
Never good enough for you spoiled entitled brats eh? Ive got an idea....Dont Buy It. Stop the ceaseless complaining just for once and toddle off and play one of the other hundreds/ thousands of available games.