Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is out now, and many #PC players are struggling to play online with their friends due to some frustrating digital platform issues.
Right now, if you've bought Infinite Warfare on #Steam, you can only play against other Steam users. And if you've bought it through the Windows Store, then you can only jump into multiplayer with other people who bought on the Windows Store.
So, that's right, PC players cannot play Infinite Warfare with their friends.
Needless to say, those PC players are mad as hell and their leveling has slowed to a frustrated halt.
At this point it's not too surprising that PC and console players probably aren't going to face off in online multiplayer. If you're on a PC, you'll only play against other PC players – there's rarely cross play against #PS4 and #XboxOne for a variety of reasons.
But PC players not being able to play with other PC players is whole new ball game.
While the game has been getting middling reviews and a hit-or-miss reception, this is just an extra ding that the Infinite Warfare really didn't need to suffer. Call of Duty is known as a multiplayer focused franchise, and botching matchmaking is a bad look for Activision.
What first seemed like a bug to many users has been confirmed via Activision's FAQ:
Q: Can I play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Windows 10 on Windows Store with my friends that are playing on another PC platform?
A: No, you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store.
Will This Tank Infinite Warfare's PC Sales?
And no, buying from the Windows Store does not mean that PC users can play with Xbox One users – so their multiplayer options are just more limited across the board since most users tend to purchase through Steam.
So far, Creators on Now Loading seem to have had a good time with the game, and the common CoD features like Zombies mode is still as fun as ever. We have yet to see if this edition of Call of Duty will have legs to stand on to compete with recent AAA shooters like Gears of War 4, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and even Overwatch, which just got a new playable hero.