Infinity Ward-developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will allow PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users to play against each other.
In the stream below, the developers revealed that we’re going to need a Call of Duty account (as if we haven’t had enough accounts already, now we’ll need one more), and via it, we’ll be capable of looking for players on the other two platforms, set up cross-play parties, and to use voice chat, which will be useful to send our teammates to a warmer region on Earth after not defending a point they should have kept guarding. (Optionally, you’ll hear children screaming and cursing.)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s matchmaking will put you together with players using the same controlling scheme, so keyboard players will get other keyboard warriors to face off, while controller users will be fighting against other people using controllers, UNLESS there are not enough players for the same scheme, because then, the game will mix the two controlling schemes. (This will likely cause issues and anger – we can already see how Activision Blizzard, the publisher, will get a ton of hate mail.) Sure, Infinity Ward says that their test showed that controller users were quite competitive against the keyboard and the mouse, but we’ll just say that the tests often don’t show the same results as reality.
GameInformer (https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2019/09/17/how-crossplay-works) adds that because of this approach, the PlayStation 4 loses the exclusivity on new maps, game modes, and other DLC. Still, the PS4 users will receive an „exciting Day 1 advantage,” whatever that is supposed to mean. Don’t forget the following cross-play beta dates:
- September 19 – 20 (Early Access for PC and Xbox One, open beta for PS4)
- September 21 – 23 (Open Beta, PC, Xbox One, and PS4)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will arrive on October 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.