Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Will Support Cross-Play, No Season Pass
The latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare seems set to reboot the franchise in a much more grounded direction, the game suggesting as such in its explosive first reveal trailer. However, it appears Activision is freshening up the franchise in more ways than one for the new Modern Warfare, as the game will support cross-play and forego the presence of a season pass this time around.
Revealed in a new press release (via Charlie INTEL), developer Infinity Ward has opted to go in an unexpected route and feature more player-centric features, namely cross-play and no season pass. Creative Director Patrick Kelly revealed the monumental news in a statement, confirming plans for cross-play across both PC and consoles and that “free maps and content as well as post-launch events” will be available to all players. Concluding, Kelly teased there would be “much more to come” regarding Modern Warfare in the future.
Every design decision has been made with our players in mind. With the launch of Modern Warfare, we’re taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we’re eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning – there’s much more to come.”
As Activision and specifically the Call of Duty franchise are well-known for doling out extra content behind a season pass, this change of pace is a pretty big deal, especially for a high-profile release like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This freebie approach is as refreshing as the addition of cross-play, a feature that’s been long-requested by fans of the Call of Duty games. As this is “just the beginning” of what the game has to offer, we’ll likely see more tidbits like this revealed in the months ahead.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25th.
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