With the NBA season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, many NBA players have a lot of newfound free time on their hands.
Including Trail Blazers point guard Anfernee Simons who has been streaming on Twitch games such as Madden and the newly released Call of Duty: Warzone. He's even streamed with Blazers Outsiders host Danny Marang lately.
Given Ant's age of 20, it checks out he'd be attracted to playing Call of Duty since he grew up in the golden age of Call of Duty between Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare up until Call of Duty Black Ops II during his late elementary to high school years.
The installment from that time that's usually seen in the highest regard is Activision's sequel to Modern Warfare; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which broke the record as the biggest entertainment launch in history at the time. In less than three months, the game had generated over a billion dollars in revenue and that doesn't include microtransactions.
Also, personally, as I'm just a few years older than Simons, some of my fondest memories growing up was playing Modern Warfare 2 with my best friends online all night, so when a remaster of the game got leaked last month, I was hyped. The campaign was fun, but what made the game iconic was the most fun multiplayer the series has ever produced.
Well, Monday afternoon, the Playstation Store in Germany accidentally leaked the reveal trailer for a remastered version of Modern Warfare 2 with one catch: it's only the campaign which disappointed many, including Simons.
How u gonna drop just the campaign? Y’all playing with my emotions https://t.co/xS66EL0d4V— Anfernee Simons (@AnferneeSimons) March 30, 2020
How u gonna drop just the campaign? Y’all playing with my emotions
He wasn't alone in his disappointment.
If MW2 remastered is just campaign...— LG Randumb (@Randumb) March 30, 2020
Like why?? One of the greatest multiplayer games to ever release and they bring back campaign. I swear game developers get more dumb every year.
Idk man, my hype level is not all there with MW2 campaign remastered. Don’t get me wrong, playing that legendary campaign with new graphics will be amazing, but for how long? 6 hours? IW releasing it without the most iconic multiplayer is such a tease.— Scope (@x_Scp) March 30, 2020
Someone even started a petition.https://twitter.com/TheGamingRevo2/status/1244741641816195085
However, it makes sense for the game to not offer multiplayer since Call of Duty: Warzone, a multiplayer-only experience, came out earlier this month on March 10 to great success. Activision doesn't want to split the player base by offering two competing titles within the same franchise.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered will launch one day after the leak of the trailer on March 31, 2020.