Activision Blog has provided an explanation as to why there’s no multiplayer and special ops in the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, which only includes campaign.
The blog post details that they’ve made many changes to the franchise since 2009 original release of Modern Warfare 2, and with Modern Warfare’s release, the company has worked on bringing players together in one experience with cross play, new free maps, and more.
Beginning with Modern Warfare last year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground. With cross-play, releasing new post-launch maps, modes, weapons and more content drops for free, and launching Warzone, the Free-to-Play, Free-for-Everyone new Call of Duty experience, the Modern Warfare universe will expand, bringing new experiences to players.
We’ve played iconic Modern Warfare series maps of past returning in the new Modern Warfare, including classic maps like Rust, Shipment, Crash and Vacant. Plus, in Warzone we’ve also experienced classic Modern Warfare series locations like Gulag and Boneyard in new ways.
The company in the blog post then says that they don’t want to release the MP experience as a “standalone pack” but rather continue to build Modern Warfare’s experience and bring ‘more classic map experiences’ within that universe.
Rather than release a separate, multiplayer experience as a standalone pack, Activision and Infinity Ward are looking to bring more classic map experiences to new life within the Modern Warfare universe as it continues to grow and build over time.