Sony confirms that their new partnership with Activision will continue with the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, meaning all multiplayer DLC will hit PS4 first.
Not that anyone expected something to change, but today Sony confirmed that its PlayStation 4 platform would be the first host for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer DLC. That means any additional multiplayer maps added to Infinite Warfare will hit the PS4 at least a month early, and then those DLC add-ons will make their way to PC and Xbox.
A few years back, there had been rumors that Activision and Sony might strike a deal for current-gen Call of Duty DLC, but things didn’t become official until last year. Black Ops 3‘s release marked the official end of the Call of Duty brand’s longstanding partnership with Microsoft and Xbox and what we now know was the beginning of the Sony/Call of Duty union. And that union continues with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
As of yet, there are no official details on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s DLC plans, and we don’t expect that to come for some time. Black Ops 3 has not even finished releasing its multiplayer DLC, so any mention of a future game’s DLC alongside the current game’s DLC is likely to confuse (maybe even anger) fans.
What’s worth mentioning, though, is that the Sony partnership also included early access to the Black Ops 3 beta for PS4 users. Those gamers had a chance to try out the multiplayer for a few extra days, before everyone was added to the party. So, assuming that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is on a similar marketing schedule – i.e. it will also have a beta test at some point – it’s reasonable to expect early access for PS4 gamers once again.
However, what makes this news even more interesting is the recent announcement that Infinite Warfare will be packaged alongside a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster. A remake/remaster has been a long time coming for COD, and some might even argue that the remaster has more hype surrounding it than the new game.
But that excitement has waned somewhat after it was revealed that the remaster would only include 10 multiplayer maps – picked from fan favorites. That means the full Modern Warfare multiplayer experience won’t be available at launch, but it could eventually expand through DLC. There’s no reason to say that DLC is even in the cards for the Modern Warfare remaster, as the development team will likely be busy with Infinite Warfare DLC, but we’re sure some fans would pay for additional maps.
For now, though, the news is focused on the continued partnership between Sony and Activision, which will continue with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s DLC. But first things first, we actually have to see the game’s new multiplayer to even know if the DLC will be worth investing in.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases November 4, 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.