The multiplayer mode will come to Xbox One and PC in 2020.
During the September State of Play, PlayStation announced that Spec Ops’ Survival Mode–one of the multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare–would be coming to the PS4 version of the game first. The mode will also be coming to the Xbox One and PC versions of the game, but not until a much later date thanks to Sony’s timed exclusivity deal with Activision for the CoD series.
“Just the Survival mode within the Spec Ops mode,” a game representative told GameSpot in regards to what’s a limited-time exclusive for PS4. “Everyone gets campaign, multiplayer and Spec Ops.” According to the small, tiny text in a shot during the trailer–embedded below–you can see that Survival Mode will be exclusive to PS4 for nearly an entire year before coming to Xbox One and PC.
For those unfamiliar, Spec Ops is a traditional part of the Modern Warfare series. A cooperative game mode, this entry of Spec Ops–according to Activision–will include “all-new” and “strategic” missions that can be played by anyone with anyone, regardless of your team respective skill level. Spec Ops is also expected to tie into the story in some way, though neither Activision or Infinity Ward have revealed how yet.
During the presentation, PlayStation released the story trailer for Modern Warfare as well–which leaked mere moments before the State of Play started. The trailer depicts the central conflict of Modern Warfare’s campaign, which aims to tell a realistic story about the horrors of modern-day war, including chemical weapons, political unrest, and unwelcome interference from foreign countries.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 25. Though Spec Ops may be coming to PS4 first, Activision previously announced that–unlike recent Call of Duty games–that most of Modern Warfare’s DLC will launch simultaneously on all platforms, not on PS4 first and the other systems later. Activision has also teased that PS4 players will “have an exciting day one advantage” but hasn’t confirmed what that might be. Having heard about Survival, it’s possible that the day one advantage is early access to the mode, but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation to be sure.