You may recall the unveiling of that fancy Prestige Edition – night-vision goggles included – of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , and many were also interested in that voucher to download the original Call of Duty from the Network and Xbox Live.

However, the very next question likely was, "well, what if I don't want either the Hardened or Prestige editions? Will the original CoD still be available for me to download for a price?" Well, according to IGN , the answer is "yes," but you'll have to wait a while. Infinity Ward Community Manager Robert Bowling said it would become available to everyone at some point.

"Prestige and Hardened Edition buyers will be getting access to Call of Duty: Classic first. It'll eventually be coming out for both Xbox Live Arcade and PSN as a stand-alone arcade game. However, price and release date are unknown at this point. It's the true original Call of Duty including full multiplayer."

Obviously, Activision will want to keep this option away from gamers until they've had a chance to consider the special editions of Modern Warfare 2 . Perhaps the original Call of Duty will be an option for everyone some time just before Christmas. We have no idea how it might be priced, but it might fall in at the standard $14.99 mark; a mark typically reserved for "fuller" games. We'll let you know when any concrete details are announced.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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DaNgerSteVe
DaNgerSteVe
11 years ago

SO does the harden edition come with the code also

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Yes, its in both it says that twice in the article. ūüôā

CygnusTC
CygnusTC
11 years ago

Will it have enhanced graphics and trophies I wonder?

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

Probably not.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

LoL, pass, have it on my PC still.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Yea I probably wouldn't even play it if I did buy it. There are just too many good games coming out for me to waste time on one that I played a very long time ago.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

Heh, well, to be fair, it's still installed on my PC, and I play it right along side [email protected] But you're right, it gets far less mileage out of me, than it once did. But…I used to be able to conquer the game with a pistol and bolt-action alone on Veteran! w00t!

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Haha nice, I'm not saying its a bad game just that I think my time will be taken up by a couple other games.

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

well, it seems infinity ward will be releasing TWO game of the year call of duties within a span of months! of course, ill b to busy playing to 2009 game of the year to get around to the 2003 game of the year…. but eventually i will…. or will i..?

KuNI
KuNI
11 years ago

It might not be game of the year, don't forget about Uncharted 2, and GT 5 could possibly be coming out this year.

Luan
Luan
11 years ago

Not being mean to Activision or anything but…who the hell is gonna care for Call Of Duty 1 when they're buying Modern Warfare 2?

Xbox_Killer
Xbox_Killer
11 years ago

I can get this game one ps2 for less then 14.99.

LividFiction
LividFiction
11 years ago

Actually, no, you can't, because it was never released on either the PS2 or the Xbox. You might be thinking of Call of Duty: Finest Hour, which is based on the first game but completely different from it (and which was released on all three systems).

Xbox_Killer
Xbox_Killer
11 years ago

OK then I can get Finest Hour for less then 14.99. It must be a PC game and I'm not a PC gamer.

___________
___________
11 years ago

and apparently they canned the hardened edition.
so if you want that code you need the prestige edition get ready to shell out.
240 AUD, now thats a bloody rip off.
why the hell are we paying $90 more than the US?
last time i checked 150UDS does not equal 240AUD.
we have to wait longer for the games.
we miss out on half the stuff.
and now were paying more to.
where does it end?