Since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, every game you can think of has been getting HD remasters. Gears of War, Final Fantasy, The Last of Us, Halo, and many more have been updated, cleaned up, and HD-ified to being new life to the franchises and get some easy sales numbers and development experience on the new consoles.

One huge game franchise that has not succumbed to the remastered trend is Call of Duty. Call of Duty really broke into the mainstream and became one of the most popular game franchises in the wold during the PS3/Xbox 360 console generation with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Until that time, the game was popular with a moderate number of people, but it wasn’t the massive phenomenon that it is now.

Game Informer was lucky enough to snag an interview with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg about the possibility of CoD remasters. This is what he had to say on the matter.

“If done well, I think [remasters] can be great. You talk about nostalgia, and people have such connection to the games they love from the last cycle. They want to see what it would look like if someone did it right for this cycle. It’s always the opportunity cost, meaning we need every body we can get to make the content we’re already committed to for our new games. It’s always a matter of finding great people to do that work. I would love to play Modern Warfare 1 or the original Black Ops. There’s certainly a deep well there. No announcements, but it’s something we talk about and think about a lot.”

So no official announcement about a Modern Warfare or Black Ops remaster, but there is definitely some interest in doing them from Hirshberg, but with a new Call of Duty releasing every year, it might be hard to fit a remastered release into the development and release cycle.

Would you like to see a remaster of a classic Call of Duty game? Let us know in the comments below.

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