Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: You won’t be able to play with Steam players if you bought the game on Windows Store

I have no idea who the fuck thought that’s a good idea but according to Activision’s support page you won’t be able to play online with your friends who bought the game on Steam or Windows Store. You either have to own one or another to play with your friends!

Steam Rage

Also you can’t even play between Windows 10 and Xbox One players. So you’re probably out of luck if you bought it on Windows Store, for some odd reason, because I really doubt a great number of players are going to buy it there, multiplayer is probably going to be dead after few months…

I do understand that Microsoft simply didn’t want the game client to install Steam in the background but if this thing continues and games are going to be non-playable online between platforms (just like consoles?) this is going to suck big time.

Microsoft will use Steam to sell Windows games

I think they have finally realized that selling games on their own, buggy, slow and unpopular Windows Store is a really bad idea. They have changed their mind and said that they will be selling their PC games on Steam, maybe including those titles that have Xbox Play Anywhere (buy once on console, play on PC too) thing?

Gears of War 4

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox team at Microsoft, was talking on GameSpot stream during the E3. He said:

“I don’t think Valve’s hurt by not having Microsoft’s first-party games in their store right now. They’re doing incredibly well.”

Accordingly, Spencer said that Microsoft:

“Microsoft will ship games on Steam again.”

I don’t know about you guys but I would be more than happy to play Gears of War 4 in coop with friends on Steam! The employee did not say which games would be sold on Steam, nor when they would appear.

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