Earlier today, Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with a trailer, press release, screenshots and all sorts of goodies. The publisher has also confirmed that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered will be releasing this year, too.
What’s odd is that it’s possible that it may be releasing a little before Infinity Ward’s Infinite Warfare, that’s if the Xbox games store is to be believed. The listings for both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered have gone live on the Xbox One games store and the latter has a released date of October 4th attached to it – Infinite Warfare is due to release in September according to the Xbox game’s page, but that’s not correct (actual release date is November 4th), so it’s possible that this is a cock-up by someone on Microsoft’s pay.
It’d be an odd decision to release the fan-favourite so much later than Infinite Warfare but we can see the idea behind it if it’s what’s going to happen: Activision wouldn’t want to demolish the Infinite Warfare multiplayer before it’s even had a chance, because we know for a fact that 99.9% (not a real fact) of players would head straight for CoD 4’s multiplayer before Infinite Warfare.
[Update: It does seem a little more likely that the store page was a mistake. The F.A.Q on Activision’s website explicitly states that you must own Infinite Warfare to get Modern Warfare Remastered. It’s still not impossible, but it’s looking unlikely.]