Two separate sources have independently confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is indeed real. Both of these sources have also said that Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is only the single player component from the original game.

Sources have supplied this information to Charlie Intel and (presumably) other sources have separately supplied this information to EurogamerCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered when they said that they were "listening" and released it separate from Infinite Warfare for $40.

At least Raven Software is working on Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, right? Wrong. It appears as though Raven Software has nothing to do with Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. Right now, signs are pointing to Beenox as the team behind this update. They assisted Raven Software in working on Modern Warfare Remastered.

To reiterate: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is almost 100% a real thing and doesn't include multiplayer. Why even bother then? I say this as one of the few people that plays the Call of Duty games just to see how stupid the story is with multiplayer being a "sure, whatever, I guess I'll try it for a little bit." The multiplayer is what fans wanted from Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. I suppose that if nothing else, we might end up seeing the Remastered take on "No Russian" when it shows up on the news after another idiot blames gun violence on video games.

Currently, Activision has not even officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. If the late April release ends up being legitimate, there will probably be something coming very shortly about it.