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'Modern Warfare' Players On PS4 Will Have Day One Advantage, Says Activision

'Modern Warfare' Players On PS4 Will Have Day One Advantage, Says Activision

While the majority of post-launch content for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at the same time, it wouldn't be a modern AAA release without some kind of exclusivity deal in place, would it? Call of Duty publisher Activision has now confirmed that its continuing deal with Sony will involve Modern Warfare players on PS4 getting exclusive access "an exciting Day One advantage", which is bound to go over well with Xbox One and PC players.

It's unclear what exactly this advantage will entail, as Activision wouldn't say anything more on the matter beyond the promise that more details would be announced "soon." For now then, players will have no choice but to guess what this advantage might be, and just how advantageous it actually is.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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Infinity Ward previously promised that "most" of the content for Modern Warfare would arrive across all platforms at the same time in an effort to keep the playerbase better connected, which especially important since cross-platform play will officially be implemented for the first time in Call of Duty history. Still, Activision and Sony have had an exclusivity deal in place for Call of Duty for years now, so there had to be a little something something in place.

Activision's wrote in a statement that "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."

The next beta for Modern Warfare kicks off this weekend, and is designed to test the game's cross-platform functionality, so it's a pretty big one. Feedback from the last beta test also proved fruitful, as Infinity Ward confirmed they'd look in to the implementation of the game's minimap following (mostly constructive) criticism from players.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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In other Modern Warfare news, the game's ESRB rating and description were recently discovered online, and it paints a pretty bleak picture of what to expect in the game's campaign. Scenes of torture, chemical attacks, hostage situations, and even children being attacked and killed were all alluded to. You can read more on that here.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Technology, Call of Duty, Activision

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.

 

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