Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC Exclusivity for PS4 Was “Right Decision at This Time”

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg points to success with Sony on Destiny as a reason.

Posted By | On 06th, Jul. 2015 Under News

Call of Duty Black Ops 3

One of the bigger stories coming out of E3 2015 was Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 releasing its additional content first on PlayStation 4, thus ending a long-running deal between the publisher and Microsoft to release its DLC packs for Xbox consoles.

Speaking to Game Informer, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg spoke about the impact that such a change could have on eSports. “Obviously, that matters. The muscle memory is a deep, physical connection to the controller that you’re used to.”

However, as it turns out, the success of Destiny helped motivate the company to choose Sony as its new partner going forward.

“We’ve had great players on both platforms the entire time. The partnership with Sony was the right decision at this time. They’ve been a great partner on Destiny, and they have a ton of momentum with the PS4 and really got behind this thing. They wanted to see that deal on their platform. We’re going to make it work.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out on November 6th for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

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    • Mark

      More money toward new game IP, and more content across the board. I’m a COD hed, and I could understand DLC being exclusive as big, but waiting one month for it, that’s a dam good move by Phil to focus elsewhere imo. Just lookin @ 2016 has me stoked; ReCore, Sea of Thieves, Qbreak, ScaleBound, Forza H3, CrackDown, Gears 4, Cuphead & Raging Justice…dam that’s a list.

  • *Also On PC

    AKA Sony paid more money for their console peasants over the other companies and their console peasants.

    They probably would have wasted the $100 million that deal cost on some “Press X to win” trash from Quantic Dream anyway.

  • Devon Day

    Activision should not be signing contracts with either. If anything, let DLC come out on all consoles as opposed to one.


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