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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare criticised for year-long exclusivity of Spec Ops Survival Mode

PC and Xbox Players won't be able to access this mode at launch.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare criticised for year-long exclusivity of Spec Ops Survival Mode

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare criticised for year-long exclusivity of Spec Ops Survival Mode

Call of Duty exclusives aren't rare. Every year's iteration has one. Typically, these exclusives come in the form of early map access for specific platforms, or 30-day exclusivity for new pieces of DLC content. This year, with Modern Warfare, Call of Duty's platform exclusives have been taken to an all-new level. 

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, PlayStation 4 owners will have exclusive access to the game's Spec Ops Survival mode, which is due to release on Xbox One and PC on October 1st, 2020. 

This announcement came during Sony's latest "State of Play" livestream, after which developer Infinity Wars received a lot of flack from fans of the series. In a tweet,  Infinity Ward's narrative director Taylor Kurosaki stated that the decision to make that mode exclusive are "above all of our pay grades".    

All of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's game other game modes, such as the game's Single Player Campaign, Multiplayer and other Spec Ops modes will be available on day-1 on other platforms. Kurosaki commented that Spec Ops Survival is only a "sliver" of the game's Spec Ops mode. In another tweet, Kurosaki stated that "I'd rather have everyone playing 99 per cent of the content at the same time than 100 per cent of the content some time later." Basically, this is better than making the game a timed platform exclusive. 

Unlike previous Call of Duty releases, the game's map packs will release simultaneously on all platforms, removing the month-long platform exclusivity of prior releases. 

  


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 25th, 2019. 

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25-09-2019, 13:43:30

NeverBackDown
It's a game mode you'll play a few times then never go back. I don't see it as a big deal, but a year is too long for a game mode.Quote

26-09-2019, 01:19:15

Peace
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's a game mode you'll play a few times then never go back. I don't see it as a big deal, but a year is too long for a game mode.
I initially thought it was about the entire Spec Ops mode, but since this is just the same style as MW3 had, I'm a little relieved. It's still an absolute nogo to pull SUCH bs off. An entire year is WAY too long and I was thinking about cancelling my preorder. Especially after the beta had me with so much bad feelings...


It's just a small part, but still sucks big time, especially when you consider that crossplay was such a major factor for them. At least there's no season pass and maps come to all platforms at the same time...Quote
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