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