Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Lead Platform Not XB1, PS4 Will Be Definitive Console Version: Insider

Sledgehammer Games recently unveiled images and the first trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which showcased – among other things – EXO suits, futuristic weaponry, PMCs and the ever amazing Kevin Spacey. The visuals caught our attention above all as they appeared several tiers above last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. Best of all, the footage was all captured on the Xbox One. But is it the lead platform?

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ats19921603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Yep i didn't even have to read the article to know this was from Thuway. This guy really needs to just stop he is just as bad as famousmortimer and needs to be banned from neogaf. The sooner we get rid of all these so called "insiders" the better it will be.

Nitrowolf21603d ago

If he`s right people arr gonna source him as crrdible but ignore the fact that this rumor started in march

mark3214uk1603d ago

why would they release a trailer saying filmed on the xbox one if ps4 was lead platform?

NatureOfLogic_1603d ago

Why do people dislike these insiders so much. They're right about most of their rumors. I remember people going after CBOAT after he said, Xbox One will be mostly 720p games, now look at Xbox One library of games, mostly 720p or <1080p. I like that these insiders sort of counter MS moneyhatting tactics. We get real info, no bs.

Jubez1871603d ago

i saw "arr" and now I wanna play

afterMoth1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

In shocking news a fake insider claims the most powerful console will be the lead platform.

Have to love Neogaf and all their "insiders".

AceBlazer131603d ago

It's possible. Even if they made PS4 the lead platform, Microsoft still would have dibs on the early dlc and advertising.

Sevir1603d ago

The simple answer to your question is the fact that All COD games since COD4:MW was shown on an Xbox platform. And most importantly because MS has Partnership with Activision for the COD IP, in the same way Sony has with Acti and Destiny.

All COD games are marketed on XBOX since Call of Duty 4, so that includes promotional footage and exclusive Advertising and DLC on the platform first.

TomShoe1603d ago

A lead platform is the system that a game is initially developed in. After it's finished on the lead platform, the game is then ported to other platforms. Thuway means that the game is being developed initially on the PS4. Xbox is being advertised because Microsoft and Activision have a co-marketing agreement, like Sony has with Destiny.

Sevir1603d ago

Ghost was lead on PC, and shown off on XBOX One and the PS4 still ends up being the best of the 2 next gen... They could lead on XBO to maximize its performance for that platform, but on PS4 it'll shine being the more powerful console...

Peppino71603d ago

This is good news unless the xbone version comes out better once again on multiplat. So unless dev use each systems' advantages during development instead of making an equally looking game for parity-sake then the lead plat is gonna have some bad backlash if it has an inferior final game.

fr0sty1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )


$$$. Just like how all the DLC will come out on XB1 first as well. Same as with Ghosts, even though PS4 was still the definitive console version.

MS wanted the XB1 version seen first before the pixel counters got hold of the comparison footage, so people could still see that even though it will likely run at 900p or below, it still looks good.

lawgone1603d ago

@Sevir I have a PS4 and XB1 and I have COD Ghosts and Battlefield 4 on both. The PS4 version is vastly inferior. I even sent mine in for repairing thinking it was broken. Nope. New one does the same thing. Just google "PS4 frame rate issues" and you'll see scores of people still having problems. It's often unplayable and I've given up on it. I only play it on the XB1 now. I'm pissed at how it behaves on the PS4.


avengers19781602d ago

Xbox has a deal with COD for advertising and DLC, much like Sony with watchdogs and destiny.
The trailer they showed did say "captured on Xbox one" it didn't say running on XB1, it didn't said made on XB1, it said captured... To me that indicates they hooked up a PC to an XB1 with HDMI and used XB1s share feature nothing more.

If the game is 800-900p 60fps on XB1, and 1080p 60fps on PS4 what then.

scott1821602d ago

Great! Can't wait to play on PS4!

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GamerXD1603d ago

Why not, it's a slow news day lol.

afterMoth1603d ago

Breaking news from this same Neogaf "insider"

"Mario Kart 8's lead platform will be the Wii U!"

Benjaminkno1603d ago

The only "rumor" is that the definitive console version is completely ignored by the "Call of Duty" loyalists, (and I use that term loosely) completely neglect the superior WiiU version.

Perhaps it's the name.

torchic1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

with that said, PS4 being lead platform + being the definitve version probably isn't too far away from the truth...

Fireseed1603d ago

Definitive CONSOLE version...

nypifisel1603d ago

Pretty sure it will still be marketed as an Xbox game, no way MS giving away that cash cow. PS4 being definitive version will be the case of every single game released this generation, that's just physics.

Calling the game "amazing looking" is having a laugh really though, the engine will be the same. And gamers are getting tired of it, I think the FPS market is very fatigued right now, especially concerning twich shooters. Hopefully we'll see something new coming out of it.

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No_Limit1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Thuway, LOL. This rumor was started by Pete Dodd back in March. Dodd was recently exposed as a fake for spreading lies about the Sony layoffs and is since banned from Neogaf. Thuway is just picky backing on what Dodd said since he is just another fanboy disguise as an insider, just like his buddy, Pete Dodd.

It could be true or not but most people really don't care which one is the lead, only fanboys do.

GortJester1603d ago

Anyone else laugh at *Picky Backing*?

Speak_da_Truth1603d ago

Fanboys such as yourself right!! oh no i own both consoles so i'm not a fanboy pshhhhh!!1!!

No_Limit1603d ago

@a7xgemini ,

You are right, it is piggy, got me there on the typo.

@Speak_da_Truth, wrong, I actually own three consoles and I am getting MLB 14 one more day for my PS4, Mario Kart 8 at the end of the month while enjoying my Titanfall on XB1. Hope you enjoy your inFamous on PS4 as I also have that game as well. :P

RyanShutup1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

darkside points awarded to you tho for keeping the typo so I could get a laugh out of it. Well played bro! ;)

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Mikelarry1603d ago

@ mark

exactly what I was thinking as well, as much as i like COD i really don't care enough which platform is lead aynmore. now if this was a new IP it would be a different story.

user56695101603d ago

Agree The gfx look trash on every platform, so I Dont get the hype. Cod is fun but I want to know is why are they still making this every year. Who is still buying these. Are the same people that buys madden every year. I Dont even remember the last risk Activision took.

Was the last risk trying to bully the original IW team. I see wrong risk. Or was it bringing out sc and diablo 3 ten years too early

Metfanant1603d ago

Let's face only feel this way because you don't want what he says to be true...

TekoIie1603d ago

Thats sort of logic can be caught and thrown right back at anyone who uses it -_-

AngelicIceDiamond1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

What Thuway is saying is true the PS4 is most powerful therefor the game will I guess in someways look better on PS4 like resolution. Though early showings suggest the res is above 720p on X1 already.

He also stated 7 millions+ sales suggest most people will play the game on PS4 with there friends the most.

Ok but that's based off of what? Educated guess and speculation? He has no real evidence or proof of what he said. Even though what he said makes perfect sense.

But his statement sounds like something someone will say here on N4G.

The marketing push that MS usually does for COD will push the usual high units sold on X1 the version compared to the other versions Even if that number isn't usually by a whole lot.

The ones that care about the power difference will buy it for PS4 of course but what if X1 is 1080p 60 frames this time? There goes the power difference all we have then is sales to play off of.

Like I said what he saying is right and he could end up being right but hes just giving his 2 cents with no real inside info I mean he doesn't work for Sledgehammer games and I dunno if he has clearance to check up on the game like that so how could he possibly know? He's just giving us his realistic opinion.

Which is great I'm open to speculation.

04STIBluByU1603d ago

You guess it will look better...NO!!! There is no guessing...IT WILL LOOK BETTER! Its THEIR not THERE. Another Big WHAT IF from an xbox fan...Sony has better hardware and more hardware sales therefore lets not kid ourselves. But I do agree that this guy is just pointing out facts!! I love N4G this place has the best comments next to sports fans. I am pro Sony. I admit it. I am 29 years old and have been playing on THEIR consoles since the PS1 days. I have a reason to be pro Sony, they are the best in the gaming business.

AngelicIceDiamond1603d ago

@Blue "You guess it will look better...NO!!! There is no guessing...IT WILL LOOK BETTER!"

You didn't answer my question. "but what if X1 is 1080p 60 frames this time?"

Mega241603d ago

This "Insiders" are like the Psychics of the gaming industry, they don't know sh*t, they just make basic assumptions, like psychics do, its like the episode of South Park. People who take them seriously are dumb imo.

Flutterby1603d ago

To answer the question you obviously need answering "if X is 1080p 60 frames this time" , we have to look at the facts , the PS4 IS capable of better gaming performance than the xbone along with being easier to make games run because of unified ram , therefore the only thing that can be said if both versions run completely identically is they held the ps4 back for some reason.

Take this as an example for the simple minded people , if you have a giant fat person barely able to walk in a 100 meter sprint race with Usain bolt and they both finish at the same time someone didn't try to use the potential they have.

Sci0n1603d ago

The fact that there is a what if question regarding the X1 version hitting 1080p 60fps already tells you all you need to know. X1 fans have to hope and dream that games like cod will hit 1080p on there console when PS4 fans already know what it is.

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BallsEye1603d ago

another "insider" without a source. Why this even make news? Gaming journalism is a joke.

frostypants1603d ago

True or not, who gives a crap?

HaydenJameSmith1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

The idea of insiders in the gaming industry is becoming tiresome, and gamers need to stop believing what they say.

That’s the trouble with all insiders. They seem to get things right sometimes, and others they are completely off, and that is because most “insiders” are just people that just make educated guesses that a lot of hardcore gamers could guess themselves. They are usually wrong when it comes to their bold claims, such as CBOAT and his insane claim that the Titanfall Alpha textures were final, but are right on their easy claims like how the resolution of an Xbox One game will be lower than the PS4, a trend that has been around since the launch of Xbox One and PS4.

It is like if I said, “I have heard rumblings of an existing IP that Microsoft bought during the RARE buyout making a return to Xbox this E3.”

Well that sounds exciting. What could it be!? Perfect Dark, Banjo Kazooie, Conkers Bad Fur Day? Well when this E3 comes around one of two things is going to happen. One of those titles will make a debut or it won’t, and if it doesn’t all I have to say is, “Well the team had some issues making an E3 demo, so it has been pushed a few months, but rest assured its coming.” Instantly I have given those that love any of those three franchises hope because they want to believe that those games will make a comeback.

That is the biggest problem with Insiders, they take advantage of what people want/hope to be true. Gamers need to stop believing everything they say or there just setting themselves up for disappointment.

I'd also like to point out he said Infinity Ward Devs prefer PS4, Sledgehammer are working on Next Gen versions of CoD AW... not Infinity Ward.

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Magicite1603d ago

check and mate, MS.
its time for xbox to become underdog.

ITPython1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Only a person who is extremely selfish would be against the PS4 being the lead platform. Why? Just like last gen when you make the most powerful console the lead for multiplat games, all versions benefit the most they can. When the PS3 was lead last gen, all versions looked their best and performed their best. However when the 360 was the lead, the PS3 version was downright awful in comparison.

I imagine the same for this gen. If the PS4 gets lead, then every console gets the best version it can run, which is win-win for everybody. But if the XB1 leads, then the PS4 version will likely be terrible.

This is another good point for the PS4 maintaining its dominance this gen, because that means more games will use the PS4 as lead (everybody wins). But if the XB1 was leading in sales, then more games would be made lead on it and the PS4 version would be gimped (only those on the XB1 win). So if you are one of the people who wants the XB1 to beat the PS4 in sales, just think about that for a second, because it is incredibly selfish.

This is also why MS is ruining the gaming industry, because say they paid to get the XB1 as the lead, then that means they are intentionally gimping the game for the PS4 just so they can advertise and boast about the XB1 being lead.

Automatic791603d ago

I agree these insiders are jokes click bait artist seeking attention.

HammerKong1602d ago

ye madarchod insiders ab ki gand me danda ghused do,these people are ruining the gaming world,stop it insiders.

HammerKong1602d ago

ye madarchod insiders ki gand me danda ghused do,these people are ruining the gaming world,stop it insiders.

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malokevi1603d ago

This article is deserving of a new title: "Fanboys have a lame argument about the same stupid crap on Twitter. Hearsay and conjecture abound. Everybody cares."

christocolus1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

"Rasheed continued, “Put that inside your head. The developers who made the game. Majority will play the game on PS4 at home with friends.”

Lol.. the guy sounds really pissed. I guess we will know if he is right or wrong pretty soon. For now ill keep dreaming about that amazing looked really good and if it indeed was running on xbox one then i must applaud Sledgehammer. They seem to have achieved what infinity ward couldnt.

TheGreatGamer1603d ago

Well IW developed for all current gen and past gen consoles whereas SH are only developing for current gen not to mention the fact they've had an extra year. Finally, Wait till you see it on PS4, xbox one was running it on a sub-par resolution I can't wait to see this game in it's full 1080p on ps4!

k3rn3ll1603d ago

And you know it was running on sub par resolution because why?

christocolus1603d ago


I thought you knew. thegreatgamer works at sledgehammer games. He is their creative director.

Stoppokingme1603d ago

Have you been living under a rock? twitter is the ultimate source for gaming news lately.


mhunterjr1603d ago

I figured the multiplatform trend would be PC as lead platform, then porting to ps4 and Xb1. It would make sense to me considering a the similarities between The architecture.

Naturally, in terms of visuals, it will continue to be PC>ps4>xb1 for multiplats

Convas1603d ago

Exactly how it should my IMO.

Both PS4 and XB1 are x86 based now.

Multiplatform games should be premium quality on PC and then filter down to PS4 and XONE respectively.

GarrusVakarian1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

"Multiplatform games should be premium quality on PC and then filter down to PS4 and XONE respectively."

Yep, that's exactly how it should be. That way, you ensure that each platform gets the best possible version it can get. If you made the weaker platform the lead platform, you would be gimping the more powerful platforms.

k3rn3ll1603d ago

Yea I agree but from a business stand point its hard to do that for a platform that your only gonna get a tiny ammoj by of sales on compared to ms and sony. COD has never had as big of a following on pc. Not saying its right but it makes sense. That's why pc had so many bad ports last gen

Vegamyster1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

The CoD community on PC has been dropping for quite a bit so it doesn't surprise me they're focusing on the console hardware instead of spending time to take advantage of higher end PC hardware. It should at this point be PC then ported down but it comes down to demand, if the devs see the extra work isn't going to be apprenticed or influence someones decision on what version they pick up they won't bother.

mhunterjr1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

That's the thing, with the common architecture, they won't have to 'spend extra time taking advantage of PC hardware . Pc should naturally be the easiest to develop for, with the least amount of optimization.

Then they would relatively easily port that version to the ps4 and xb1 and optimize for those two platforms separately. This would be the path of least resistance, regardless of which platform has the higher installed base.

Seriously, it doesn't make sense to lead with and optimize on either console. It would make porting to the other console unneccisarily difficult, and it would screw up the PC version for no good reason.

HaydenJameSmith1603d ago

Consoles have a greater level of Optimization unlike PC at the moment plus they have to cater for a lot more hardware where as consoles are fixed, the x86 architecture already makes it easier to develop for... They already make the Games with High spec dev kit PCs and then optimise for dev kit consoles...

TheDevKit1602d ago

Most PC games utilize the same rendering techniques console games do.

user56695101603d ago

You should know doing work and activision does not go together. They are all for making a quick buck with min effort

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Illusive_Man1603d ago

PS4 will be 1080p for sure. But if Infinity Ward gets to 1080p on X1 then what?

Will the world explode?

thezeldadoth1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

ps4 owners would get mad for some reason. they legitimately get angry when other consoles do well. its so weird

thezeldadoth1603d ago

the disagrees don't change the fact, they actually reinforce it. clicking disagree because your feelings are hurt

qu1ckset1603d ago

The world won't it explode , PS4 will just have better textures lol

*jokes aside who cares , buy the game for the platform you own and enjoy!

k3rn3ll1603d ago

Sony fans will then 180 and say "Its COD so it doesn't count because no one cares" most likely

HaydenJameSmith1603d ago (Edited 1603d ago )

Well Infinity Ward aren't making the game for a next gen for a start... Sledgehammer are...

Tedakin1603d ago

PS4 owners will claim MS paid them to downgrade. It could be the best looking game ever made in the history of Earth, but if somehow it's 1080p on Xbone, obviously there's an MS funded conspiracy to make it look bad.