Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is making some huge adjustments to the way it handles post-launch content material. More particularly, in the present day Infinity Ward and Activision introduced that post-launch maps and modes for the sport will launch on each platform on the identical time, marking an finish to the exclusivity durations which were a signature of the collection for over a decade. As it’s possible you’ll know, the PS4 has had offers in place to get post-launch content material earlier than Xbox One and PC. Before this, Xbox 360 had an analogous deal in place. Activision has gone with this strategy for 12 years, however it’s ending with this yr’s launch, and may very well be gone for good.
According to Activision and Infinity Ward, a giant purpose for this variation is cross-play. The new Call of Duty will help cross-play throughout PS4, Xbox One, and PC at launch, a primary for the collection. Activision notes that the change to post-launch content material will make sure that content material shall be launched in a approach that permits each participant to seamlessly play collectively. This means new multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, particular ops missions, and extra will launch concurrently throughout each platform.
As for the sport’s post-launch plans, Activision and Infinity Ward have not divulged any salient particulars, however do observe that they may spill the beans earlier than the sport’s launch subsequent month. In different phrases, we must always hear concerning the post-launch roadmap quickly.
That all mentioned, Call of Duty continues to be persevering with its partnership with PlayStation, the latter simply will not be getting post-launch content material dropped on its platform early anymore. The pair observe that final weekend’s beta is an instance of this persevering with partnership, however apparently, the “best is yet to come.” The pair then tease that for the very first time PS4 gamers could have “an exciting Day 1 advantage.” What this implies, is anybody’s finest guess, however extra particulars shall be rolled out quickly.
It’s reasonably becoming to see a Modern Warfare recreation be the installment to place an finish to this, contemplating it was Mondern Warfare 2 in 2009 that kicked all of it off.
It’s additionally vital to notice all post-launch maps shall be free for everybody, as the sport has determined to drop its Season Pass mannequin.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is in improvement for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and is slated to launch on October 25. For extra information, media, and data on the upcoming first-person shooter, click on right here.