CoD Players Hit by Windows Store Lock-In

PaulRubens on Friday November 4, 2016 at 11:18:52 AM

CoD Players Hit by Windows Store Lock-In

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players who buy their game from the Windows Store face multiplayer restrictions.

(CCM) — Gamers who buy Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from the Windows Store will be locked out of multiplayer games with people who bought the game via Valve's Steam PC gaming platform or who own the Xbox version of the game, the BBC has reported. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered users are also similarly affected. "You can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store," Activision, the game's publisher, said on its support pages.

Microsoft has been promoting its "cross-play" gaming feature, which allows people using an Xbox One to play with people using the same game on a PC. The fact that this does not work with a popular title like Infinite Warfare when purchased in the Windows Store will be a blow to the credibility of both the store and the "cross-play" feature. The BBC quotes Microsoft saying: "We support cross-play between devices and platforms for partners who want to enable it." This would appear to imply that the decision to disable the feature on the two Call of Duty games when sold through the Windows Store was Activision's rather than Microsoft's.

Image: © Activision.


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