Okay, he didn't actually say 'mess it up'. He went a little more colorful than that.
Vince Zampella was one of the creative leads on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He left developer Infinity Ward less than amicably and went off to form Respawn Entertainment and work on Titanfall.
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster incoming, it perhaps isn't surprising to see people ask him about it though. And he had some sage advice for the team working on it. Speaking to Eurogamer, he gave his official response laughing:
I told them – don't f*** it up. That's my on the record response. I rang them up and said, honestly, don't f*** it up. It's a huge part of people's gaming memories.
From what I've seen of the Remaster (and that is the first mission on the boat, they certainly are on point. What I was shown at E3 was stunning and was truly next gen worthy. It really could be special.