Call of Duty: Modern Warfare cross-play should ensure content equality across platforms

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an upcoming first-person shooter from Activision.
  • Due to cross-play, maps and modes won't be restricted to particular platforms any longer.
  • However, PlayStation 4 owners will still get an "exciting advantage" at launch.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available to preorder for $60 on Amazon.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a spiritual reboot of the famous Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare franchise. It features familiar characters, but in new situations which reflect current world realities. As always, the game also comes with a number of modes and the ability to cross-play with gamers across consoles and PC.

Given the fact that cross-play is a standout feature in this year's Call of Duty entry, it was important for the team to make sure that all platforms had access to the same content. According to a report by Charlie Intel, "post-launch maps and modes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on all platforms at the same time." However, the reality may be a little more complicated than that. You can read a portion of the press release Activision sent to media outlets below.

Following the launch of Call of Duty: 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... debut of the Modern Warfare Open Beta as well as the recent... exclusive... Alpha. But the best is yet to come. For the very first time in our partnership with PlayStation... players will have an exciting Day 1 advantage.

While everyone gets the same maps and modes, PlayStation 4 gamers get "an exciting... advantage." It's unclear what this means that the moment, but it might be an experience boost or ability to play the game early. Only time will tell.

Despite that, it's great to see that all of the content like maps and modes, will be the same across platforms. Hopefully, there isn't some hidden exclusivity for one more in there. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.