The floodgates are officially open, as it appears Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be one of the first blockbuster multiplayer games to feature full cross-play. While the specifics regarding the PlayStation 4 still need to be nailed down, Activision’s press release claims that Infinity Ward “plans for Modern Warfare to be played together across PC and console through cross-play support”. Perhaps the keyword there is “plans”.
The developer is also hoping to unify the title’s community by ditching the series’ controversial Season Pass, meaning that everyone will unlock access to post-release content. Presumably this means that the reboot will be monetised in other ways, though there are no specific details on that just yet.
As for the actual multiplayer suite, it’ll be revealed at a later date. The publisher’s promising a “classic multiplayer” experience and an all-new co-operative mode which sounds distinctly like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s popular Spec-Ops option. There’s no word on Battle Royale just yet, which proved to be a very popular part of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In the meantime, we’ll reach out to Activision and see if we can get confirmation of whether cross-play will apply to the PS4 version.