New Call of Duty to support cross-play across PC, PS4 and Xbox 1

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New Call of Duty to support cross-play across PC, PS4 and Xbox 1

Postby Dommy73 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:23 am

I guess most people already heard about the new CoD - essentially a reboot of Modern Warfare with gritty story etc.

However one new story is pretty impressive - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... -fortnites

Crossplay across PC, PS4 and Xbox 1. While it is not unheard of, after all they use the same approach as Fortnite, it is a big step since this is a big AAA franchise that releases yearly adopting this approach.
Now onto the m+kb vs controllers in FPS game - they're to group players by input method. And I'd assume this will mean native m+kb support on consoles too (like in WoT).

However this could be fairly big for NBA games too. If more games start implementing cross-play, more players might start asking why is there no cross-play in games where input method doesn't matter that much or to be more elaborate where gamepad is the better option anyway.
Of course that would mean investing into anti-cheat measures which didn't seem to be 2K/Take Two's strong suit - NBA 2K is known for it's online PC issues and even major games like GTA 5 didn't fare much better.
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Re: New Call of Duty to support cross-play across PC, PS4 and Xbox 1

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:51 am

It'd definitely be huge for the NBA games, and something I'd love to see; especially on PC, since it's tough to get a game on the Australasian PC servers.
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Re: New Call of Duty to support cross-play across PC, PS4 and Xbox 1

Postby Dommy73 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 pm

Yup, the only issue is that I have a bad feeling they'd not be willing to invest into anti-cheat and either cheaters will destroy the game experience or the cross-play would be across consoles only. Not to mention there's the Switch version which the CoD doesn't have.

I'd have higher hopes for EA in this regard - unifying their userbase would do wonders for Live.
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