The years pass, and Call of Duty continues to evolve, with the next installment being Call of Duty: Vanguard. Players are so eager to get their hands on the game that some have discovered a bug in Call of Duty: Warzone that causes WW2 weapons to appear early.
There is a lot to look forward to in Call of Duty: Vanguard, assuming you like the type of game it is. It has a goofier, more action-adventure take on World War II through a band of misfits, as well as different multiplayer modes for people to enjoy. Having said that, it appears that some players will have more options than others.
It turns out that not everyone will be able to take advantage of everything that Call of Duty: Vanguard has to offer. According to the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer, both the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game will have “exclusive benefits” for the platform.
As of this writing, there is no word on what that exclusive content will be, other than the fact that Xbox and PC players will not be able to try it right away. Presumably, it has nothing to do with the main playable characters or story of Call of Duty: Vanguard and only focuses on multiplayer, though since this is a story trailer, even that is called into question.
This is nothing new for Activision, as several more recent Call of Duty games had features initially restricted to PlayStation. They’ve been locked for a long time, and this new content is no exception: it won’t be available on other platforms until November 1, 2022.
The best-case scenario is that it’s just cosmetics, but the chances are that it’s an entire mode. Perhaps the demons rumored to be added to Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Zombies mode will only be available for an exorcism on PlayStation, but it’s likely there will be more.
Anyone who does not primarily use PlayStation for their core gaming experience will be disappointed. Many PlayStation users will likely be frustrated because friends with other consoles will be unable to play whatever mode this is with them. Sledgehammer Games has previously responded to player feedback, but this is most likely a final decision.
Console-exclusive content is generally frowned upon by players as a whole, as it devalues any other version of the game. Marvel’s Avengers has a lot riding on its PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man content, but it might have had a better chance of regaining fans if it was available on other platforms as well. Hopefully, this practice will become less common in the future.