Bad news for any Call of Duty Infinite Warfare fans who opt to buy the game on Windows 10. If you’re looking forward to spending hours on the game’s multiplayer or co-op modes, you may find your pool of players somewhat lacking. It appears that buying it on the Windows Store means you won’t be able to link up with Steam players on PC. How rather odd…
According to the Activision FAQ page in regards to Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered, “No, you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store.” It’s a bit of a bum deal, but something that PC players should be cautious of before splashing the cash, if you haven’t done so already.
It’s weird that Activision would try separate their PC players like this. What’s the reasoning for it? Is it fallout after Microsoft didn’t renew the deal they had with Call of Duty for the last few years of marketing? Since the release of Black Ops 3, the series has been marketed by PlayStation. Is this a jab at Microsoft in return?
However, if you have a group of friends who prefer buying and playing via the Windows Store, then fire away. Enjoy the campaign on your own and take part in some Zombies in Space as a group. Just as long as you’re aware of the repercussions of trying to join up with the mass amount of Steam players. I’m curious to know what the player count will be like on both platforms on PC this time next week!
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare launched today across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.