E3 2014: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Will Come To Xbox First

[UPDATE] Microsoft's timed exclusive remains in effect for this year's Call of Duty.

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[UPDATE] Today at Microsoft's E3 press conference, the company reiterated that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC will come to Xbox platforms first.

The original story is below.

As we learn more about what will be new and different in this year's Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we've discovered one thing that won't be changing is the arrangement that sees downloadable content released on Xbox platforms first.

Since Black Ops in 2010, downloadable content has been delivered to the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One, in the case of Ghosts) versions of Call of Duty games before coming to other platforms a month later.

Advanced Warfare won't be the game to reverse that trend when it's released on November 4. Mentioned briefly in an Xbox Wire post about the new game (the eleventh main title in the series) is the fact that it "again brings all add-on content first to Xbox." That doesn't clue us in on whether non-Xbox platforms will again be waiting exactly a month for the same DLC, but it seems a safe bet.

The newest Call of Duty was set to be revealed this Sunday, but a number of leaks have resulted in Activision unveiling it early. So far, we've learned it will be set in the future, features things like hoverbikes and energy weapons, and focuses on the role of Private Military Corporations, one of which is led by a character played by actor Kevin Spacey. We also know what kind of preorder bonuses will be available and that, if online retailer listings are accurate, it's coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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Discussion

217 comments
xxnuclearxx96
xxnuclearxx96

How long is this stupid contract with Activision and Microsoft will last 7,643,897 years?????

crankychilli911
crankychilli911

At least they evened out the playing field. Microsoft has Cod and Sony has Destiny. With so much of advertising, Sony expects their big seller to obviously sell big but will it ever be as big as Cod? I doubt it. Xbox sales will increase, perhaps even surpass PlayStation? Maybe in a year or two as Microsoft will be releasing it's next gen console in 29 countries in total in september. I know for a fact that in my home country, India (population 1.3 billion), millions of Xbox fans will purchase the xb1 and perhaps even a lot ps converts.

lesula
lesula

The CoD franchise is dying, especially after crap ops 2 & ghosts.. Who cares about timed dlc? Sony are doing much bigger and better things. For example we are getting GTA V exclusives that xb1 will never get.

ohyde123
ohyde123

Can happily pay companies for timed exclusives...but cant poor money into making a new conker. There are times i like ms, then there are times were im absolutely puzzled to why they show so much support to shooters like everyone likes only shooters.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

I wonder how long that contract lasts for?

I wonder how long Call of Duty will last?

observer98
observer98

Microsoft's strategy for selling more X1's - Focus on DLC. Lol.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

advanced DLC,.. microsucks way of trying make up for the PS4 version looking and performing better no doubt

nurnberg
nurnberg

I am still getting the game on PS4.

CWhidmore
CWhidmore

I've always appreciated that Micro$oft volunteers it sheep to be the beta testers for COD DLC, so that all the glitches and hacks are fixed in time for release to the premiere players on PSN.

sakaixx
sakaixx

why do anyone have to care about a piece of dlc ? it's COD it's just the same

xfiles2099
xfiles2099

I went to Gamestop yesterday was talking to my friend she showed me how the Xbox ones were sitting in the back not selling It cracks me up Im glad I made the smart choice getting a PS4 Seeing how Xbox is still able to get DLC first just shows how desperate Microsoft is throwing money away to ge DLC first LOL

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

This is news? I thought this shit was standard.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

No big deal. I can PATIENTLY wait for the DLC while I gladly play the PS4 version...

JalalBlack
JalalBlack

One week would've been alright , but one month , for an addictive game like COD ? with the poor sales of XB1 compared to PS4 , they should try to win PS4 fans not distancing them

Earthen80
Earthen80

Who actually cares about timed exclusivity anyway? It's pointless 

fede018
fede018

Bro shooter and Xbox go hand in hand

gottago42
gottago42

You PlayStation fanboys are such cry babies, you bitch about the Xbox getting timed exclusive Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare content

yet Sony is paying UBISOFT for exclusive content for Watch Dogs, and Sony is paying Bungie for timed exclusive content for Destiny

rad8045
rad8045

This game will never enter my ps4 so it will not matter if the xbone get it first.

heavyl1neman
heavyl1neman

Holy hell. Talking about DLC when the game is no where near finished. How about putting that DLC stuff in the game instead of making people buy content that is supposed to be in it already.

Olizart
Olizart

Just not excited for COD's any more, it always feels like the same shit. New one looks like another Black Ops 2 with a little mix of Crysis.

Early access beta for Destiny on my PS4 is much more exciting then any of COD's shitty dlc anyways. ;)

stavrosmccloud
stavrosmccloud

Do you think if Microsoft spent their money on better marketing and product instead of this rubbish they might be doing more successfully?

Btw it doesn't bother me I'd prefer to play FPS games on PC either way and the whole COD market is 11 y/o babbies anyhow

toddx77
toddx77

Actually Xbox has been Call of Duty DLC first since 2009 with Modern Warfare 2.

thegamer00
thegamer00

Sony can't afford it.  They are BANKRUPT.

arqe
arqe

@CWhidmore And the irony is "they still can do whatever they want" On both consoles.

nerdman67
nerdman67

@JalalBlack  Actually, the Xbox One's sales arent that bad compared. They arent great, but not bad

allever
allever

@Earthen80  I could care less about the DLC.  They just divide the community vs those that purchased it and those that haven't.

robertcain
robertcain

@Earthen80  Exactly! It doesn't move systems, it doesn't move extra copies of the game on that system so why even bother?

egger7577
egger7577

Agreed, I don't think having a dlc for a couple weeks drives console sales. They're just wasting their money.

rulo90
rulo90

@Earthen80  

exactly everyone will get it eventually on their console. 

jayd02
jayd02

@gottago42  The difference here is this DLC is dumb.  The popularity of COD is declining and that is not just from what others are saying; look at the sales of Ghosts.  Someone already said it but this game is moving consoles so it is practically Microsoft wasting money on a dying fad.

rulo90
rulo90

@gottago42  

So why are you acting like such a fanboy your self. 

egger7577
egger7577

It was probably finished 2 years ago.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@stavrosmccloud maybe, i was one that didn't fall for any of the Sony hype talk, Microsoft may not be the best at delivering the message but they have the right idea

rulo90
rulo90

@toddx77  

Probably they think its the only good attraction it has for its XB since it aint selling. And they dont want to lose that.  

allever
allever

@nerdman67 @JalalBlack  When it's 8mil vs 4-5mil.. It's bad.  Mind you, not all will run to get the DLC, but there will be a bigger piece of the pie from the 8mil.

allever
allever

@UNCStriker88 @stavrosmccloud  In other words, you're going for the Microsoft hype talk.. Congratulations, Hypocrite.

Shilleto
Shilleto

@thebeachguy90 @thegamer00 thats why they are doing it for other games anyway all this dlc first or dlc only for this consoles stuff needs to stop