It was one of the biggest news from E3 this year, even if it was overshadowed by other mammoth announcements.
For years, Microsoft fans have enjoyed timed exclusivity for all Call of Duty downloadable content. The expansions always came first to the Xbox platform.
But Sony has staged a coup this year; the reversal is in full effect: DLC for the upcoming Black Ops III will debut on PlayStation platforms, and so will the multiplayer beta. So, how did Activision end up teaming with Sony? PlayStation VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes tells GameSpot that Destiny may have paved the way:
"Well, I think the first thing was we've had a great relationship with Activision around Destiny. And I'm a huge fan of that."
PlayStation fans get Destiny content first, and Sony even said several times that they were treating Destiny like a first-part title. As for Black Ops III , Boyes said Sony "fell in love instantly:"
"As soon as I started playing it, I said, 'This feels incredible! You can wallride!' It's just so smooth; it's almost like poetic. And so obviously, we just continued talking with our partners at Activision and worked something out. And now we've got I think a great benefit to all the gamers."
Well, that's for damn sure. Black Ops III will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops III