Activision Reportedly Re-Evaluating Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Microtransactions After Special Ops Controversy

Activision Reportedly Re-Evaluating Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Microtransactions After Special Ops Controversy
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There’s been a lot of news regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare lately, and not all of it has been good. Well, it was all good until this week, then Activision announced on Tuesday via Sony’s State of Play stream that the Special Ops Survival mode will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for the first year.

After the exclusivity announcement, a rumor popped up which suggested that Modern Warfare’s current microtransaction formula will include locking weapons behind random supply drops. But, according to The Gaming Revolution, who is usually reliable when it comes to Call of Duty news, Activision and Infinity Ward recently had a big meeting regarding their current microtransaction formula, as Modern Warfare’s pre-order numbers have dropped since the PS4 exclusivity announcement.

“Activision and Infinity Ward apparently recent held a big meeting regarding my recent post about Supply Drops,” said The Gaming Revolution. “The gist of it is that they’ve lost a ton of pre-orders with the recent news of Survival being delayed by a year on PC/XB, and the microtransactions news and are thinking about giving the player the options to earn them again. Like I’ve said countless times before, (microtransactions) are a constant work in progress, but my source wanted to let the community know that they really care.”

We’re less than one month away from the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, so if Activision and Infinity Ward are going to make any changes to the game, they need to make them now and announce them soon. But, even though they have lost some pre-orders after Tuesday’s State of Play announcement, it’ll still probably end up being the most successful game in franchise history.

Recently, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s director said that the Special Ops Survival mode makes up for about 1% of the game’s content and that the decision to make it a PlayStation 4 exclusive mode for a year was something that came from above his paygrade.

But, in more positive news, Activision recently dropped a new story trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and it looks incredible. Unfortunately, no gameplay was shown in the trailer, but the characters and the cut-scenes look incredible. You can check it out below.

Infinity Ward still hasn’t revealed the full details for the Special Ops mode, which, other than its Survival mode, will be available to everyone on all platforms, but they’re going to do so during the first week of October.

The reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, and it is reportedly set to get more post-launch content than any other game in franchise history.