With two other titles sharing a base, it didn’t make sense at this time.
Yesterday, we got the shadow drop of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered (though we’d had leaks weeks before that) on the PS4. It’s been much anticipated ever since the first game was remastered back in 2016. It, however, was only the campaign and none of the multiplayer. While people were glad to have the game back in any capacity, there are some who wondered why they decided to axe that considering the multiplayer aspect of COD has always been huge. Well, the reason is pretty simple.
Activision posted on their official blog about the lack of multiplayer. The reason for them not remastering the multiplayer section is to not split the multiplayer base any feature between the already currently available titles. The Modern Warfare reboot as well as Warzone are both already up and share a certain base. Adding another game would only serve to split the community. They also point to already remastering maps from the previous Modern Warfare trilogy already, meaning it would be redundant in some ways to have them in another separate title.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is available now on PlayStation 4 and will come to Xbox One and PC on April 30th.