The day has finally come! After over 12 years of timed exclusivity on individual platforms, all post-launch content for Modern Warfare will arrive on all platforms simultaneously. This seems to be primarily due to the cross-play that will be enabled between PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and thus allowing all players to continually play together without interruption.
However, Activision did make it clear that the marketing deal with PlayStation would continue. They offered the following statement:
“Following the launch of Modern Warfare next month, the team has worked to ensure that content will be released in a way that enables all players to continue to seamlessly play together. Most Post-launch gameplay content, including new multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, special ops missions and more will release simultaneously across all platforms. We look forward to further detailing how post-launch content plans will operate prior to Modern Warfare’s launch on October 25th.
In addition, 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. But the best is yet to come. For the very first time in our partnership with PlayStation, PS4 players will have an exciting Day 1 advantage. More details on how Call of Duty will continue to support PlayStation as the best place to play Modern Warfare will be rolled out soon.”
While we’re sad to hear of any advantages players on one platform may have over another, we’re most excited that all post-launch content will not only be free but on all platforms simultaneously. No matter what, we’re very excited for Modern Warfare!