For the first time in the history of Call of Duty for PC users the latest addition to the series won’t be available on Steam Store. The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be releasing exclusively on Blizzard Entertainment’s online gaming service Battle.net.
Battle.net was created by the creators of World of WarCraft, Diablo 3 & Starcraft 2. Recently Activision games have been included such as Overwatch and Destiny 2. Blizzard are a division of Activsion who in-turn are also the publishers of Call of Duty. By making future Call of Duty games exclusive to Battle.net the platform will grow in popularity and they receive all of the profits compared to selling on another companies platform, not to mention Steam allows for player reviews on all product pages. If Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 flops it won’t be pasted all over the product page of Battle.net which has plagued recent releases.
Although most people would prefer to keep to one single platform, myself included. It seems the future of PC gaming may be shifting to a multi-platform system which has already progressed with Electornic Arts and Ubisoft games releasing on their respective platforms.
For the PC, Treyarch is co-developing with Beenox, who together are working closely with Blizzard to optimize Black Ops 4 for Battle.net. Black Ops 4 represents the largest development team assembled for a PC title in the series. Black Ops 4 on PC will have uncapped framerate, 4K resolution and HDR, support for ultra-wide monitors and the ability for players to extensively customize the performance and visual quality for their specific hardware. In addition, players will be able to select from pre-set control options, including options for left-handed players, or fully customize the keyboard and mouse controls to their preference. In addition, Treyarch and Beenox worked closely with the team at Blizzard to incorporate Battle.net’s social systems, security, and server stability into Black Ops 4
Another first for a Call of Duty title is that Black Ops 4 is Multiplayer only. No single player campaign. Most players only focus on the multiplayer which explains the change in direction for the latest game however there will be many players unhappy with the decision, after all Call of Duty was initially created as a single player experience.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th
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