Activision, the publishing company behind the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, put out a statement on the possibility of cross play between consoles in some of their games going forward.
Yesterday, Sony announced it would begin to support cross-platform play between the Playstation 4 and other consoles, and that Fortnite would be the first game to test out this new service.
Responding to questions from IGN, a spokesperson for Activision said the company was “watching the upcoming test and will assess what the potential impact of this feature would be for our players and our games.”
A long way from confirming anything, Activision, which includes Blizzard Entertainment, did leave the door open to the possibility that their popular franchises, like Call of Duty and Overwatch, could eventually see cross platform play.
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It’s unlikely cross play will ever be featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 when it comes out on October 12. “There’s still a lot of work to do on both our side and the platform side to understand whether cross-play might be integrated into our other games,” the spokesperson shared.
However Blackout, the new battle royale mode in CoD, could be another story, since it will be an ever-evolving game mode that could be present in CoD beyond just this year.
The mode’s recent beta was very well received and produced a lot of hype in the community, and a cross play announcement would certainly take things to whole new level.
Cross play could change Call of Duty for console players and the video game industry as a whole, and Activision is just one of the first of many companies that will come out with statements on the service headed forward.