“Most” Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Content Will Release On All Platforms Simultaneously
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally headed to release in October and the last week gave fans the first proper peek at the game’s newly revamped shooter gameplay. As per the series’ deal with Sony, this significant peek was made available to players on PlayStation 4 first, with all platforms scheduled to follow next week. Though content currently appears to favor PS4 users, publisher Activision has announced Modern Warfare will dole out a majority of its post-content simultaneously across platforms.
Posted as an update on the company’s blog, Activision confirmed multiplayer content such as new maps, modes, and special ops missions will release on all available platforms at once, expressing a desire to maintain a level playing field following the game’s upcoming launch. “The team has worked to ensure that content will be released in a way that enables all players to continue to seamlessly play together,” the post revealed. “Most Post-launch gameplay content, including new multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, special ops missions and more will release simultaneously across all platforms.”
While “most” DLC will go out to everyone following launch, that doesn’t mean Sony’s arrangement will completely take a back seat this time around. The post confirmed PlayStation 4 users will get a special “Day 1 advantage” when the game’s multiplayer officially goes live. “Call of Duty is excited to continue its partnership with PlayStation, including last weekend’s PS4 debut of the Modern Warfare Open Beta as well as the recent PS4 exclusive 2v2 Alpha,” continued the post. “For the very first time in our partnership with PlayStation, PS4 players will have an exciting Day 1 advantage.”
Details about how else the PS4 exclusivity deal might factor in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare were not addressed, but teased for an unveiling at a later date. Rolling out simultaneous post-launch content appears to be part of Modern Warfare’s new focus on cross-play, the idea of multi-platform content supporting the feature’s player-inclusive nature. As there’s supposed to be an incredible DLC pipeline in store for the Call of Duty title, it’ll be interesting to see how this revised release schedule might balance against Activision’s exclusivity agreement with Sony.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 25th.
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