The years turn and Call of Duty continues advancing, with the upcoming offering being Call of Duty: Vanguard. Players are so eager to get their hands on the game that some discovered a glitch in Call of Duty: Warzone dropping WW2 weapons early.
Indeed, there is a lot for people to look forward to in Call of Duty: Vanguard, provided they like the kind of game it is. Rather than a serious tone, it has a goofier, more action-adventure take on World War 2 through a band of misfits, plus different multiplayer modes for people to enjoy. That said, it turns out that some playes will have more options than others.
It turns out that not everyone will get everything that Call of Duty: Vanguard has to offer. According to the recent trailer released for Call of Duty: Vanguard for PlayStation, both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game will have "exclusive benefits" for the platform. As of this article, there is no news on what exactly that exclusive content is, only that it will be something Xbox and PC players won't get to try right away. Presumably it has nothing to do with Call of Duty: Vanguard's main playable characters or story and only targets multiplayer, although since this is a story trailer even that is called into question.
This is nothing new for Activision, as several of the more recent Call of Duty titles have had features locked to PlayStation at first. They were locked for a long time, and this new content will be no exception: it doesn't get to other platforms until November 1, 2022. The best case scenario is that it's just some cosmetics, but the odds are pretty good that it's an entire mode. Maybe the demons reportedly being added to Call of Duty: Vanguard's Zombies mode will only be available for exorcism on PlayStation, but it's probably more.
Anyone who doesn't primarily use PlayStation for their core gaming experience won't be happy, and in all likelihood many PlayStation users won't be fans of it either since friends with other consoles can't play whatever mode this is with them. Sledgehammer Games has responded to player feedback before, but this is probably a final decision.
Console exclusive content is generally not smiled upon by players as a whole, since it makes any other version of the game inherently lower value. Marvel's Avengers has a lot riding on its PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man content, but it might have had a better chance of winning folks back if it was on other consoles too. Hopefully this practice ceases to become regular in the future.
Call of Duty: Vanguard launches November 5 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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