If you watched the E3 2015 press conferences yesterday, particularly Microsoft’s, you might have noticed that the upcoming Call of Duty title was not featured even though at previous press conferences the title has almost always been on the agenda. Recently there were reports that the Xbox might also lose its one-month exclusivity over Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC, a privilege that it has had for multiple CoD titles. It all made sense when Sony announced that it’s going to have exclusivity over the next title’s DLC at its E3 2015 press conference.
This is the first time that Sony has secured exclusivity for Call of Duty downloadable content, basically this means that DLC packs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will first be released for PlayStation before they arrive on Xbox. It’s likely that the one month buffer might remain.
It’s unclear though if Microsoft willingly gave up its rights to DLC exclusivity or whether Sony just offered a better deal to publisher Activision which decided that it was time to take this privilege from the Xbox and give it to PlayStation.
The details behind the arrangement may never become public but now Call of Duty fans know that DLCs for Black Ops 3 will first hit the PlayStation console. It might not be much to make Xbox One owners jump ship but it’s enough to satisfy existing PlayStation owners.