Each year Call of Duty
becomes one of the most played games, regardless of platform. This year will probably be no different, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
re-imagining the classic fourth game with a stunning new visual engine and a suite of multiplayer offerings. And for the first time - cross-play between PC
, PlayStation 4
, and Xbox One
The Open Beta which continues this weekend - for full details on that head here
- will test crossplay in full. And if you've been wondering just how it will work, well the official word lays it out simply.
In Modern Warfare, crossplay has been designed to factor play balancing across differences in controller type. No one should feel an unfair advantage.
Plus, players have choices on which control device they wish to use on any platform. Here are some examples you may experience:
- You can decide to use keyboard and mouse on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
- You can decide to use a controller on PC.
- PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can all play against each other, provided they all utilize controllers, or all utilize KBM (a keyboard and mouse).
- You can place into a lobby where there are no control scheme filters, allowing you to play with players using both controllers and/or KBM across up to all three supported platforms.
So, yeah, all bases covered. Controller only matches? Check. Keyboard and mouse purists only? Check. With these two being the default filters. For those that want an input method free-for-all there's that option too. With full cross-play, wait-times are expected to be pretty short too.
So then, is there a catch? Well, to play Modern Warfare you'll need a COD Account - which you can create here
. Crossplay is entirely optional, but with a COD Account you'll also be able to create a cross-platform Friends list and create Parties from all three platforms. Very cool.