While Activision partnered with Microsoft and the Xbox 360 last gen, the publisher surprisingly allied with PlayStation this generation. In this partnership, we saw the PS4 get access to maps, modes and more first, with other platforms (PC, Xbox One) gaining access to it later. Well, that seems to be changing, as the Modern Warfare PlayStation exclusive stuff won’t be the maps and game modes, but something else.
While this is certainly good news to hear for those who want Modern Warfare on other platforms, it would seem that aside from the PS4 getting early access to the Modern Warfare alpha and beta, the PlayStation partnership won’t end there as it has also been confirmed that PS4 owners will be greeted with something “exciting” on day one of release.
In today’s Modern Warfare crossplay details post, Activision confirmed the following information, stating that PS4 owners will has an “exciting Day 1 advantage,” though they didn’t go into details as to what this advantage may be, and that “most” post-launch content — which includes maps and modes — will be released simultaneously on all platforms!
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.
What could this “exciting” day one advantage be? Perhaps an XP boost? An early unlock token? Maybe they’ll let PS4 players play the game a day early? Your guess is as good as ours. What we do know is that “most” post-launch content will be dished out for all platforms, and that’s a good thing that we hope will be the norm moving forward.