Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been officially announced ahead of E3 2019, just as everyone suspected it would.
Since the much-anticipated reveal, details regarding the game - such as maps, the very welcomed crossplay feature, and the killing of the season pass - have surfaced online and fans seem to be quite happy as they draw closer to the release of this new CoD. Sadly, though, Xbox players might be feeling a little jealous as all of the DLC for the game will be timed releases for the PlayStation 4 and will get on there an entire week before updates make it to Xbox or PC.
This isn't the first time a Call of Duty title will prompt timed exclusivity, but it was expected that such would not be the case following the expiration of the contract between Activision and Sony Interactive Entertainment over the same for Black Ops 4. It now appears that the companies may have signed a fresh deal due to the above.
This supposed deal is as strange as it is surprising. Call of Duty: Modern Warfareis billed as the game that brings all CoD fans together, yet a great many players will be left hanging for seven days after downloadable content comes out. Of course, it doesn't totally defeat the purpose of crossplay, but it still begs the question of why.
There is a silver lining here, however. Post-launch content for this new CoD title will be free for the most part, with Modern Warfare's DLC maps specifically revealed as freebies while special event and other unspecified content will also come at no cost to players.
It is expected that some of the DLC will be free, but there's been no confirmation from Activision on that front. In any case, Xbox and PC users probably won't mind the wait that much if they're going to be getting content for free, albeit late.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set for launch on October 25, 2019. As you could guess from the above, it will be playable on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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