Activision CEO spoke with GameInformer recently about the possibility of getting a remastered Call of Duty title for the PS4 and Xbox One; Hirshberg said that they don’t have any announcements to make today on that, but it’s something “we talk about and think about a lot.”
Hirshberg says that even he would love to see Modern Warfare 1 and Black Ops be remastered, but they need to find developers and resources to make that happen. They have to focus their current team on new experiences.
“If done well, I think [remasters] can be great,” Hirshberg says. “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.”