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Call of Duty has been rattling along on its ancient IW Engine for longer than Activision probably cares to admit. It’s a rickety old thing that builds on the base of id Tech 3 at its core, an engine used for Quake III Arena all the way back in 1999. That’s all set to change with the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare though, with Infinity Ward announcing the reboot will be using an entirely new game engine to deliver massively enhanced visuals.
With all the predictability of the sun rising and setting, a new Call of Duty has been announced. Bang in line with all the rumours, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the Modern Warfare series, back in the hands of Infinity Ward. I personally cannot wait for Infinity Ward’s inevitable next game - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That won't be confusing in any way, whatsoever. No, not at all. Good job, branding team.
The PEGI ratings board has just rated a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster, suggesting Activision could be sending another remaster our way to accompany the launch of Call of Duty 2019.
If you didn’t fancy paying the heinous $80 asking price of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Legacy Edition, just so you could play COD 4: Modern Warfare Remastered, then your patience may have paid off. A number of retailer listings of popped up, including on Amazon, for a standalone release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered. 
Activision bundling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in with special editions of COD: Infinite Warfare probably says a lot about the expected prospects of the spacefaring new shooter. Activision has chosen to hedge its bets somewhat and cash in on the nostalgia of the game which kickstarted the modern era of online shooters.
Every time I look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered I feel like Activision’s got the gaming world by the balls, effectively holding a beloved game ransom behind an $80 / £70 Legacy Edition of COD: Infinite Warfare. Recently we were informed Modern Warfare Remastered would now include all 16 original multiplayer maps, and now we’ve got the chance to feast our eyes on its first multiplayer trailer as wallets around the globe breathe a weary sigh.
The next title in the Call of Duty franchise is reportedly going to be Modern Warfare 4.
If you thought you'd seen the last of Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare series, you may well be wrong.