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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has “unprecedented” value this year

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Call of Duty games aren’t exactly cheap. They’re usually billed as “premium” games when they release every year, because reasons. So what do you get for your money? Usually a three-pronged attack: A single-player campaign that can be clocked in a weekend binge, extensive multiplayer options and a third option usually centered on zombies. Not bad, although tastes may differ depending on your willingness to throw down over a grand to spend your nights having your mom insulted by a tween who just learnt how to us curse words as adjectives.

Look, if you love and breathe Call of Duty, the value is usually there. Especially if you’re dipping into a Treyarch developed instalment in the series. This year however, will see the release of a game with an “unprecedented” amount of value according to Call of Duty executive vice president Robert Kostich. Speaking to Forbes, Kostich explained that the inclusion of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare makes for an overall attractive release this year.

“From an overall offering, an overall value proposition, I think what we’re giving to the community this year is frankly unprecedented in Call of Duty history,” Kostich said, referencing the “perfect” timing of the updated release of the first Modern Warfare game.

 

 We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to celebrate Call of Duty and the community, where we’re going and where we’ve been and bring it together in one package.

 

Said value comes at a price of course. The Modern Warfare remaster will only be available in the premium versions of Infinite Warfare, which have a starting price of $80 or in local currency, around R1200. Quite a few beans, one that will most likely have PC fans scoffing to the max about how they’ve been playing the remastered edition of Modern Warfare for years already, thanks to mods.

Infinite Warfare is out on November 4, and it looks like this year the old-gen is finally being left behind.

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

77 Comments

  1. Value? No. No you’re confused about what value is.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 5, 2016 at 08:10

      Exactly!

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    • GooseZA

      May 5, 2016 at 09:40

      This…

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 5, 2016 at 08:10

    I don’t scoff at you people. I scoff at the COD value purveyors who think it’s worth $20 on special.

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  3. HairyEwok

    May 5, 2016 at 08:13

    I still say the Remastered MW will outsell Infinite Warfare if they were sold separately, and the developers know that all too well.. Making $$$$ out of the nostalgia and outright proper game that was released back in 2007.

    This is like coating shit with gold to make it more appealing. I’m probably wrong, but this is what it looks like to me at the moment.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 08:15

      Next EA will ship Battlefront 2 with um… Battlefront 2? But only if you buy the premium edition

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2016 at 08:16

        What better way to “celebrate the community”?

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      • HairyEwok

        May 5, 2016 at 08:17

        Oh Lord no please, don’t let this become a thing. If EA did that they would throw a remastered battlefield 2142 with their newest battlefield installment just to please the fans that wanted the game.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 5, 2016 at 08:18

          Or even Battlefield Bad Company

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 08:14

    • Pariah

      May 5, 2016 at 08:14

      Shame dude, don’t cry. I know it’s heartbreaking when people are this stupid, but there’s no need to cry over it.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 08:15

        It’s like when laugh so hard that you start crying.

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 08:16

          And then you poop a little?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:17

            pee, but everyone is different

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:17

            Yeah fair enough. XD

      • HairyEwok

        May 5, 2016 at 08:18

        I think it’s tears of joy though XD

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 08:20

          But to me it looks like when something is so sad that you have to laugh just to keep your sanity.

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          • HairyEwok

            May 5, 2016 at 08:21

            Ok Joker, Batdarren will be with you just now XD

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:24

            hoo hoo. hee. heee. hee. he.

            *smacks lips*

            Wanna hear a story?

  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 08:22

    Is the 5th of May a thing or is that Robert in the header?

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 08:23

      Methinks this article was pushed to today, and they forgot about the header

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 5, 2016 at 09:35

      Revenge of the fifth

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 09:37

        XD

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  6. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 5, 2016 at 08:23

    To add value to anything, one needs to actually provide something of substance, charging R1200 for two games or better yet, R1000 for one of those titles, is like pi**ing in the eye of your customer after having a night of binge eating the hottest habanero chillies they had on offer at a Mexican Restaurant…

    Only allowing people to receive the other title by including it on a “special” edition of the game is also selfish, not like a lobster, which gets to live up to 300 years of age, but pitiful…

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 08:26

      Rambo, you said it man

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 5, 2016 at 08:27

        Hehehe, I try…

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 5, 2016 at 08:28

          You succeed

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:29

            Repeatedly….

        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 5, 2016 at 08:29

          I know you try, and I’m right there with you, to revive you

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:31

            If it weren’t for you and Bobb, my character would’ve probably been lvl 4 still…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 5, 2016 at 08:31

            xD

    • Pariah

      May 5, 2016 at 08:28

      CONFIRMED!

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 5, 2016 at 08:28

        LOL

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 5, 2016 at 08:30

        HAHAHA! Just as I saved the change!

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 08:31

          Change? Now I’m going to look for what you’d have changed. I didn’t spot anything glaring, so I’ll be screenshotting this just in case.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 5, 2016 at 08:33

      The CoD folks will probably sell the remaster separately AFTER they’re happy with the Infinite Warfare sales. The “we saw you wanted the remaster so we’ll give it to you separately at a good price because we’re good guys” move.

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 5, 2016 at 08:36

        Yep! That’s the classic “we didn’t know you wanted it separately, even though the whole of the internet(which is contained in a certain black box) has been complaining about having to fork out millions of moolas for a game as old as stone tablets itself”…

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 08:37

          Oi, don’t give them the “vintage, classic” idea either.

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:38

            Preorder the classic edition now and get 4 Maps and 8 Skins

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:38

            *Starts writing Hammer’s obituary*

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:38

            which will be available in the Season pass, but not the GOTYE

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 5, 2016 at 08:37

          I’d die laughing if people play the Remaster more than the new one

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          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:37

            Well can we start writing your obituary so long?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:38

            Yes, because one of my internal organs will give in due to my rib cage shaking from laughter

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:39

            And I’ll make sure it’s your spleen for maximum discomfort while dying.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:40

            Totally worth it

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:40

            HAHAHA!! Maximum Effort?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:41

            Too bad I don’t have his powers

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:42

            Yusss, that’d be awesome though…

            Speaking of which, I literally cannot wait for that Blu Ray release…5 more days…

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:42

            Now I’m even more confused. 🙁

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:43

            Have you seen Deadpool yet?

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:44

            Yes. I get it now. Thank you guys 🙂

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:45

            Soz, that was truly the best movie this year so far…

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:47

            It was excellent indeed. 😀

            I just don’t remember these things off-hand. Usually have to watch a movie or something several times before it becomes engrained, such is the human mind.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:50

            That movie was so full of wise cracks that it is near impossible to remember them all, really, it was packed to the brim….

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:43

            Maximum Effort = Deadpool saying

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 5, 2016 at 08:43

            I cannot wait to see Cable on the big screen, still wondering who they’ll cast?

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:44

            Funny enough, after what Mr. Reynolds did with Deadpool, I honestly think he’ll make the right choice, no matter who they’ll cast, he knows what’s at stake…

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:39

            Don’t laugh!(that hard) but seriously, I know someone who laughed themselves into a hernia…

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 08:40

            I know it’s painful, but fucking hell that’s funny. XD

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 5, 2016 at 08:37

            You know it’s going to happen!! Did you see the reaction of the new trailer?

          • oVg

            May 5, 2016 at 08:56

            I still have the old one. 60fps, just fine thanks very much.

  7. Trevor James

    May 5, 2016 at 08:48

    I think most people are more excited by the Modern Warfare remaster then Infinite warfare. My two fondest memories of the call of duty series is the Multiplayer map Firing Range on Black Ops and the All Ghillied up mission.

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  8. Mark Treloar

    May 5, 2016 at 08:51

    Let me correct this for you.

    Activision: We are bundling COD4 with our new waffle at a higher price point because we know if we sell it seperately or just bundle it for free, you will not play our new waffle, but will absolutely love our new remaster.

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  9. oVg

    May 5, 2016 at 08:55

    R1599 BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GET IN THE SEA

    I am more than happy with Last Light Redux.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 5, 2016 at 09:23

      The last time I’ve spend that amount of cash on a game, I got a plastic guitar, plastic drum, microphone and a game bundled up.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 5, 2016 at 09:37

      YES!

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  10. Matthew Holliday

    May 5, 2016 at 09:33

    “unprecedented value” if they dont say so themselves.
    including a whole extra game, that they released in 2006, at a premium rating.
    All aboard! choooo choooo

    No more room for class and humility in the gaming industry anymore i guess.

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  11. GooseZA

    May 5, 2016 at 09:37

    I think he meant they’re asking an unprecedented price for the same game this year, which represents great value for them.

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  12. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 09:49

    Call of Duty: “Unprecedented” Warfare?

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  13. Nikola

    May 5, 2016 at 10:26

    R1200!!!! noooooo thanks!!

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