Why Did Activision Block PS4’s Share Play In Call of Duty Advanced Warfare?
Covering your tracks is one thing, doing it poorly is another.
There’s one thing we all know for certain when it comes to the Call of Duty franchise. It is in no way, shape or form, for gamers. It’s a cash cow with an infinite field of fuel to munch on. And with that in mind, here’s an update on the Share Play functionality being blocked on PS4 and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s poorly reasoned.
Activision have said, “Share Play is a new feature that was introduced as part of the recent PS4 firmware 2.00 update. Our engineers didn’t have access to it before it launched, so we haven’t had a chance to evaluate it to see how it will impact the experience across all modes of play,”…”Of course we wouldn’t include a feature in our game without having the chance to test it. Once we’ve fully analyzed its performance, we’ll determine how to support it going forward.”
That’s quite rich given that the games performance already fluctuates markedly across platforms whilst running like 3/4 dried cement on some of the beefiest PC gaming rigs.
So whilst some writers like to cosy up to developers and get in their good books, there are still some of us that are still just sitting here, waiting for an actual reason that doesn’t include an excuse.
But how are you enjoying COD:AW? Have you encountered any performance dips? Shout out in the comments box,