Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Windows 10 wasteland is Activision’s fault, Microsoft says, cheerfully refunds lonely gamers

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on the Windows 10 retailer – not even as soon as.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare isn’t having a really jolly launch on PC, as I observed yesterday when idly admiring Civilization 6’s sterling performance, and one can’t assist however surprise if Activision has type of given up on the platform.

I imply, take this Windows 10 Store enterprise. When we came upon that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has no multiplayer between Windows 10 and Steam, my first thought was “classic Microsoft: shooting itself in the foot trying to get one over Steam”. But now it seems that is one thing Activision selected to do, and I don’t learn about you however I’m simply utterly baffled by it.

The information comes by way of Windows Central, citing an nameless supply at first after which following up with an announcement from a Microsoft spokesperson: “We support cross-play between devices and platforms for partners who want to enable it.” Apparently Activision didn’t need to.

The excellent news is Microsoft provides you with your a refund of you purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from the Windows 10 Store after which realise you might have no person to play with. One person who bought a refund instructed Motherboard they discovered simply two gamers within the usually common crew deathmatch playlist – two! – and there’s a screenshot to confirm it. Microsoft politely gave their a refund with none dramas.

At time of writing, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare had four,242 gamers on Steam with a day by day peak concurrence of 11,122, which is wholesome if not spectacular. Multiplatform, it’s not selling as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 did. Keep it in perspective, although – an off yr for Call of Duty remains to be often means 5 – 6 occasions the gross sales of another blockbuster.

Still, it’s enjoyable to invest on the lull this yr. Is it Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s science fiction leanings? The unlucky coincidence of Battlefield 1 going additional again in time? The incontrovertible fact that Battlefield had a really sturdy launch as an alternative of the same old catastrophe? The apparently wonderful Titanfall dropping so quickly after?

One factor I do know: it’s by no means smart to declare that Call of Duty is over. People have been saying that proper earlier than Modern Warfare 2, y’know?