A new Call of Duty Zombies Onslaught game mode has been announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but don't celebrate just yet — this new co-op game mode will be exclusive to PS4 and PS5 for the first year.
Here we go again
Shitty move from Sony and Activision... but like it or not, it's business. Consumers get screwed, platform holder gets a boost. Consumers can vote with their wallets... don't purchase the game. Let it die.
Actually consumers get it eitherway.
Xbox started this exclusive COD shit way back in the 360 days, fight fire with fire. I think its a smart move from Sony.
So when Microsoft bought Bethesda, thats not a shitty move is it ? Big companies try and get one over eachother in all sorts of ways, its the only way they get you to buy their product.
There is no way Microsoft will pay 7.5 Billion and put Bethesda games on ps5 let’s face the facts all Bethesda games going forward apart from that ps5 launch title, will be Xbox and pc exclusive Yeah it will be a shitty move but Xbox need to do this for them to shift Xbox’s, me personally I think Bethesda gone down hill big time so it’s not bothered me at all
@Mafia Sony started it with ff7, if you are gonna go that route......
😂 lelo Microsoft did it all last gen and it was OK Sony does it this time and its anti consumer. It’s is the industry the developers always choose the strongest sale console and offer the exclusive content to them first, it happened before and will continue to happen as long as people get it first or fast
Sony your so evil you bought a timed exclusivity deal for a year, hey Microsoft why don't you buy whole studios to keep games off PlayStation forever... The hypocrisy never ends with you guys.
Michiel1989 Bruh. You don't want to have this conversation lmao. Bout Sony started it with FFVII are you 10? This started in the 360 era. You know how gears became an Xbox Game? MS paid to keep it off PlayStation as it was epic Games that initially made the series and they intended on a PlayStation release. So they bought a deal to keep it off PlayStation the whole 360 gen. Then Gears was going to end up coming to PS4 and MS bought the series IP off Epic. But let's pretend Sony's the issue. That Rise of Tomb Raider a damn iconic series on PS didn't get this treatment for the entire game not just a mode. That the same didn't happen for eternal Sonata, Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean 4 CoD on 360 etc. Where does FFVII come in this? Because if you're talking OG that only ended up on PS because it couldn't work on cartridges and they stuck with PS after that. That had nothing to do with Sony. Same with alot of games. CDs were just beneficial and the system sales. Atleast everyone gets the game to play the year unlike Rise of Tomb Raider where the actual fanbase was screwed for a year lol
I agree that this is a really bad move. Exclusives are ok, but I take issue with the long timed exclusive content on multiplatform games. It's just bad practice and only serves to piss people off. Granted, I'm a Playstation gamer and I'm skipping Xbox next generation—I don't even play Call of Duty—but this is genuinely disappointing. I really don't like this apparent bidding war happening going into next generation. Sony is buying timed exclusive content, Microsoft is out here buying huge multiplatform studios. Where is this generation going? It's just getting started and it's already looking very bittersweet if you're on one console.
@Michiel1989 If you're talking about FFVII in '97 and not the Remake, then no, that was the result of Nintendo sticking with cartridges when everyone (including Square) wanted optical media since it had higher storage capacity and was cheaper to produce
Hmmm. Funny I have a PS5 on the way. Think I will be fine!
Teflon02 "That Rise of Tomb Raider a damn iconic series on PS" You forgot to mention as to how and why it became associated with the playstation brand but worry not as I will show you why with the following link https://core-design.com/art... so as you can see, MS was just taking a page from Sony's book when they started paying for exclusive content.
lmfao how is this not acceptable but microsoft buying whole 3rd party publishers is? stop crying.
@Michiel1989 no they didn't. Ff7 was exclusive to the ps1 because it needed the new disc format they were utilising and wouldn't have worked had it been using the game carts other companies were still using.
I feel like both fanboy camps are super biased. Whenever their respective team does it they say they are just fighting back, and if the other team does it they are corrupt monsters... Listen, I think it's all fair in love and war. If Sony wants to buy exclusives, and Microsoft wants to buy companies, it's all fair. This is how the game has always worked. People shouldn't try to belittle Sony for buying exclusives, and people shouldn't try to insult Microsoft for buying developers. Let's all be adults and buy the systems we want and play the games we like.
While I agree with your sentiment here, it always makes me laugh when you call out the fanboys lol
@Sully I'm not a fanboy. I have a preference because I like the ecosystem, but I like both systems for what they are. For me it's a controller preference, and online experience, and I'm also a graphics whore! I was all about PlayStation 1 and 2. I was a HUGE DreamCast fan! 2K sports were the shit back then. I even bought an Atari Jaguar thinking it would be graphically impressive. Spoiler, it wasn't. I stayed with Xbox One this generation because I invested heavily in the 360 era. But I still bought a launch PS4 and Pro, and a One X when it released also. I used to build gaming PCs but honestly I lost a lot of PC friends so that kind of died out. Plus the rig was too much to maintain and stay relevant. So I'm glad it makes you laugh, since your screen name is a clear indication of which fanboy you are, however I don't blindly defend a side, therefore I'm not a fanboy. I'll admit when Microsoft screws up, and I still admit that despite this launch lineup not showcasing it, Sony has the better first party games. Halo and Gears are stale as fuck, and the shooter genre can't be rolled into new IPs like they did with Uncharted/Last of Us. Microsoft buying Bethesda could very well change that, but Sony has almost locked down the 3rd Person Story Action Adventure game which I love.
^ I'm sorry, I read the first sentence and couldn't see the rest for laughing!
That's all fine and dandy except Microsoft is trying to eliminate competition. They are the reason the "console war" exists from day one of the xbox they said there goal was to bring down Sony. They are the ones who constantly throw fuel on the fire, and it's even worse because you have Phil saying we don't one to be part of the console war then in the very next sentence talking down Sony. My number one hope is that if the government actually gets tough on mega corps and monopolies that they force Microsoft to split their hardware divisions (xbox) from their software divisions (windows). They have WAY to much of an unfair advantage.
Damn... just like Survivor Mode.
Which is mediocre and nobody plays....
So timed exclusivity for game modes is a waste of publisher money?
What the hell?!
Damn they know how to steal the audience.
Steal 😂😂😂 I have a very strong suspicion that this being the second time is not what made them the market leader of home consoles. I am not sure, but you never know.
Now if they had Warzone as exclusive, that would be a big deal.... With this, I don't think it's all that big of a deal anymore. But it's still a great grab
Yeh possibly but then again call of duty zombies have always had a pretty big cult following within the cod community
I only own a PlayStation but got to admit that’s a pretty shitty move! If you paid the same amount of money for the game as I did then you deserve to play the same content. Blocking certain people is a pretty scummy thing to do.
@1nsomniac don’t worry by the time it’s released on the other console they’ll have another pack/mode/dlc and add that for free 🤷🏿It’s the way for as long as I can remember
If it's free content, then Xbox users will get it free in a year's time, so the price of the game is the same for the same content.
... you can try and spin it that way but it doesn’t alter the fact that both people paid the same but one is intentionally blocked from the content for 12 months. Therefor in no way has the same content as the other. Personally I don’t really care, it doesn’t effect me. Doesn’t stop it from being a very shady business practice and an all round scummy move.
It's not spinning it at all - if the content ends up being free when it releases on Xbox, then you're not getting less content for the same amount of money.
Cod is a yearly release... the next game would be out and the old basically irrelevant by then, it is basically removing the mode for non-sony platforms. Definitely a spin to say you are still getting the same value for the money.
"Cod is a yearly release..." Irrelevant. The content is still making its way to Xbox.
"It's not spinning it at all - if the content ends up being free when it releases on Xbox, then you're not getting less content for the same amount of money." The content isn't free cuz you paid for it bro
PS needs to screw off with the exclusive modes. I understand if you have exclusive skins or something, it's business I get it. But locking out an entire mode is such a dick move. They've done this twice now.
And they're going to continue doing it, just looking after their customers. Nice one Sony, keep up the good work.
$70 a game thanks Sony, looking after me you give me a warm glow.
Happily pay that mate - new games, new experiences. Bring on PS5.
Just remember that sentiment when MS fires back.......no complaining.
rlow1- haha, ms are doing what their customers want, Sony are doing what their customers want. Sony has decided to invest in mulitiple 3rd party deals, ms spends $7.5 billion on some studios past their prime. I like Sony's strategy a little more, benefits me greatly.
"Nice one Sony, keep up the good work." So Sony plans to continue and strip Xbox gamers off content and games, continues. "Nice" indeed. Well, at least we´ll not have to deal with PS only gamers complaining when MS fires back. It is what it is: "You reap what you sow"
Obscure - whinge some more. This is good for Sony customers, they're looking after their own. ms looks after its customers, no launch titles, BC here and there. You guys are loving it. And I've gotta say - I've never seen you happier. Good for you champ - celebrating mediocrity. And this practice of "quoting" what someone has said - grow up you lot. The comments are there to for all to see. Pathetically trying to cou ter them with your feeble comebacks does nothing but highlight your insecurity.
@obscure, so ms isn't stripping games off PlayStation by buying bethesda then. Talk about hypocrisy lol.
I can think of quite a few multi plats this gen that offered these PS exclusives cod bocw cod mw, avengers, Destiny, AC 4, watchdogs, rdr2 and some GTA v mp offers. That being said it was a complete reversal of the 360 era with ms buying huge times exclusive deals from rockstar with the GTA IV DLC and regular cod map packs dropping early on Xbox
True, but with COD it was never a whole year.
rlow1 - what about GTA4? - 50 million to keep DLC off PS3. Reap what you sow.
You're comparing separate DLC you have to pay for to a mode that is part of the game you already paid for. And in most cases it was 30 days, not a year. That's not the same thing. I do agree that the GTA deal was anti consumer though.
A mode that nobody will play
nobody on xbox you mean.
Or on playstation. Remember how well survival mode did? Oh wait. Nobody played it as well
good for Playstation bad for xbox.
Lol, xbox fans praised ms when they aquired Bethesda, potentially loxking a whole publisher behind a walled garden. But this exclusive mode aquired by sony is now a big offence 😂
Cause at launch the games are the same price, and the mode is finished for launch, but because Sony flashed their credit card that means Xbox players are paying the same price for less content. And before start go with “but MS did it first”, it was a shitty practice then and it’s a shitty practice now. Exclusive games are exclusive games, but exclusive modes have always seemed like both a waste of money and anti consumer
Well I guess its fair game since non of the bathesda games might come to ps4/5, apart from the already signed exclusives.
How is that fair game? MS paid billions to bring Bethesda/Zenimax under their umbrella. They have more than any right to make their IP exclusive. This is a 3rd party deal that basically tells people "hey. We know you're all paying the same cost for the game, but we're removing value for all but this one group" It's far from the same thing.
"It's far from the same thing." No, it's the same thing. Except this is only timed exclusive for 1 year, not permanent. "This is a 3rd party deal that basically tells people 'hey. We know you're all paying the same cost for the game, but we're removing value for all but this one group'" Nope. You're not paying the same for less content, you're paying the same amount for the same base content, so that argument is bunk. And if that content happens to be free on PS, then it'll probably be free on Xbox, too, thus increasing the invalidity of the argument.
It’s exactly the same thing expect it’s not on Xbox and that’s what bothers you be real
Exactly... Microsoft paid 7.5 billion to keep games off Sony and Nintendo and everyone else consoles forever, games they were already getting anyway. It's much worse. Microsoft is paying to keep whole games exclusive forever.
Us PC folk also don't get access to the mode for a year, I was on the fence about this game but I think I'll just ignore it, I don't think I would like the changes they have made over modern warfare anyway.
It's Call of Duty. You wouldn't be missing much of anything different, really.
It's old Call of Duty. If you're a fan of last year's Modern Warfare and Warzone, you can skip it. It's a major technical step back IMO. Played a lot of Warzone recently and I just couldn't play Cold War beta for longer than 5min. Weapons and movement feel so much worse. Infinity Ward did very needed technical changes. It's perplexing that next cod doesn't use the same tech.
Yeah, I'll just wait for the new Battlefield game next year.
Am I the only one who is not bothered by this? Yeah, these type of business deals suck as I've been playing CoD exclusively on Xbox since 2010 (franchise since 2006) but these exclusive modes are PvE (survival in MW and Zombies in CW) Personally do not care about PvE modes in CoD so its really no big loss. Trust me, I hate exclusive modes/DLC, but until it is a mode I truly will care about I won't lose sleep over these deals for Call of Duty
Overwhelming majority play cod on PlayStation followed by xbox as a distant 2nd, with pc it's hardly ever worth getting as player numbers drop with only really TDM availiable. But at the same time I'm a firm believer in you should get same game if paid same money
It's Merrin. No sources needed lol.