If you had to guess the lead platform for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , what would you say?
Considering that all downloadable content will debut on the Xbox One and the majority of recent CoD titles sold have been Xbox versions, the answer should be obvious, right?
Wrong. Well, supposedly.
Industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, also known as "thuway" in the NeoGAF forums, Tweeted the following comment:
"Also I want to say one thing to all the Xbox One fans that keep telling me COD is X1 lead platform. It’s not. It’s a marketing deal."
Rasheed claims that new developer Sledgehammer Games will focus on the PlayStation 4 and in fact, "developers inside Infinity Ward prefer the PS4. "Majority will use it to play at home," added Rasheed. And given the current sales lead Sony's machine enjoys, perhaps that won't be untrue come the holiday season. As for how Infinity Ward relates to Sledgehammer, Rasheed simply replied:
"So cute. If you think the PS4 version won’t be the definitive console version technically, I have some bad news."
You can choose to buy or sell this, but I'm selling it. If Advanced Warfare has really been in development for the past several years (and I believe that), than work began long before the PS4 jumped out to an early lead. Heading into this generation, few would've predicted that the PS4 would be ahead of the Xbox One, especially in this country, where CoD reigns supreme.
The decision to choose a lead platform was made some time ago. And I can't imagine why they'd pick the PS4 given the history the CoD franchise has with Xbox.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare