Crossplay is becoming an increasingly popular topic of discussion in the gaming community and with the wild success that games like Rocket League and Fortnite are having, it makes sense that more developers would want to get in on this action. Now that we finally have our story trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the confirmation that there will be no season pass and there will be crossplay between PC and consoles makes the exciting news even better.
"This is an all-new Modern Warfare reimagined in every way," said Dave Stohl, co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "We are creating an emotionally charged experience that's inspired by the headlines in the world today, where the rules are grey and battle lines are blurred. Players will join a varied cast of international special forces and freedom fighters in gripping and heart-pounding missions through iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. It's intense, it's exciting, and we can't wait for our fans to play this October."
"Every design decision has been made with our players in mind," said Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "With the launch of Modern Warfare, we're taking steps to unite the community. First, we plan for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support. Second, we're eliminating the traditional season pass, so that we can deliver more free maps and content as well as post-launch events to all players. This is just the beginning -- there's much more to come."
With all of the talk of microtransactions and live service models, the idea of the "season pass" has become less popular and developers are starting to see how - if done incorrectly - they truly can harm a title and it's first impression upon launch. The decision for Activision to turn down a season pass is shocking, but bodes well for those worried about recent trends in the publisher's wake.
There will be a lot more information about Modern Warfare as the day goes on, so keep it tuned in here at Prima to learn more!