Microsoft’s DLC exclusivity deal extends to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Monday, 5th May 2014 14:41 GMT By Sherif Saed

The exclusivity deal that sees all the DLC content for the Call of Duty games appear first on Xbox platforms will cover Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as well, Microsoft has announced. The firm posted an update on Xbox Wire regarding the game and confirmed the news. The exclusivity deal -for those who don’t know-, means that all future DLC add-ons for Advanced Warfare will be deployed first on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a month before coming to other platforms.



  1. Gekidami

    But will it run at 1080p on XB1?

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Eregol


    882p is the most recent analysis of the XB1 footage.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Panthro


    If the devs want it at 1080p they will make it 1080p the xbox is confirmed to have 4k games later on so these 1080p/60fps bullshit articles are all basically wrong since the developers DECIDE what resolution and fps they want for effect, when a game comes along that suits 4k they will make it 4k, not every game in the world works at higher resolution and higher framerate since it would make the game actually look worse in some cases.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Eregol


    Neither PS4 or XB1 will have 4k games. Neither machine can output 1080p on a regular basis so do not expect 4k console gaming in is cycle.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. mistermogul

    @Panthro – the devs only “DECIDE” what resolution and fps they want for effect within the boundaries of the capability of the machine they are working on.

    Don’t you think every game would be 1080/60fps if they could?

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Panthro


    Look, xbox and playstation have both been confirmed to play 4k later on by there companies.

    Am I going to believe them or some pc nerd who probably has an intel 4000hd.

    you pc elitists dont grasp that with console games you get a locked down higher quality experience, if a developer wants 1080p they will do 1080p, there are different resolutions for a reason andthat is because each has its own benefits and currently 720p, 900p and 1080p and very popular for games, I dont know the tech details but I know that much because it is common sense.
    we will get 4k when it is needed in a game that looks good with it and you all will see how just how powerful your crap pcs are.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Panthro


    read my last post and enlighten yourself, you are wrong as usual pc gamers are.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Junior

    @Panthro It was confirmed by Sony, at least, that te machines could output movies at 4k but not games.

    Also, don’t forget that both companies promise more than they deliver.

    Finally, your argument is flawed. If lower res was better for the type of game then one machine would not be running the game at higher res while the other does it at lower.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Panthro


    nothing is flawed but your logic, one machine has to be having a different experience because if it didnt then what would be the point in even having 2 machines.
    also, i have seen some games running at 4k at one of my friends house, i forgot which games though

    #9 8 months ago
  10. fihar

    You’re having the time of your life aren’t you?

    Some people are just so unbelievably gullible.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. Panthro



    #11 8 months ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    Can’t believe people took that seriously…

    #12 8 months ago
  13. Panthro

    They just keep on biting at me, I love it.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Junior

    Yeah sorry…at first i thought he was joking because i did not think he would be that dumb….then I remembered some people believe anything the company says….

    On my defense, Microsoft did say their system was capable of 4k lol

    #14 8 months ago
  15. gameoholic007

    And this is one of many reasons that I don’t buy COD…….which will be the same with this title also.
    Oh, and people thinking that the X1 will have games running in 4K are fooling yourselves. If the consoles gpu can’t handle the norm, you can certainly count out the 4k feature, specially when development with 1080p is still expensive in game development. How much do you guys think 4K would cost the company? Also, 4k TV sales are going nowhere as we speak, yeah, I don’t see it happening.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. antraxsuicide

    Bingo. 4K is dead for the next 10 years, at least. No company makes movies with 4K in mind, no games are made with 4K in mind, etc… Hell, even the cables aren’t meant for 4K yet. Plus, everyone already just spent a fortune upgrading to 1080p sets. They don’t want $3000 TVs that don’t do anything anyway.

    As for the article, it’s a good move like all timed exclusives. You get a little boost for your platform, and the developer doesn’t leave money on the table like a real exclusive. It’ll finally be utopia for gaming when we get rid of all the stupid exclusives. Exclusives are as anti-capitalist as it gets, and it only hurts the gamers and developers.

    Let me pose a question: how much money do ancient exclusives generate? None. Not one cent. Fable 2 is only available on the 360. Does that help Lionhead? No. Does it help MS? No, because anyone who would buy a 360 for Fable 2 has already done it. The only money to squeeze out of that game would be on other consoles. This is true for any exclusive in the last generation. Uncharted, Gears, God of War, etc… These don’t have any power anymore, so why not let other people pay you for them?

    The current landscape is no different than a movie on Bluray that only plays in Samsung players. Absolutely ludicrous.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. The_Red

    It all comes down to sales ratio of COD on PS vs Xbox brands. The publishers tend to give the DLC exclusivity to the platform family that has their biggest installed base.

    If the PS4 version of COD Advanced Warfare sells better than XB1 version, then we can expect a change of platform for this exclusivity deals (Or at least, MS will have to pay a TON more to get exclusive DLC after that).

    #17 8 months ago

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