It’s not just the geopolitics that’s been updated for a new age with the Modern Warfare reboot. Infinity Ward has confirmed that the next Call of Duty will matchmake players according to their input method, Fortnite-style.
A Forbes report describes a familiar system of ‘input matchmaking’, in which mouse-and-keyboard players will pool together in multiplayer, leaving console players to battle each other without worrying their equipment leaves them at a disadvantage.
The only way you might find yourself outmatched is if you join the party of a PC player while on console - which would land you in PC-pooled games.
An Infinity Ward producer has backed up the contents of the report. Last week, co-studio head Patrick Kelly said his team was “taking steps to unite the community”, and that every design decision related to Modern Warfare had been made “with players in mind”.