Infinity Ward Dev Responds to Modern Warfare’s PS4 Survival Mode Timed Exclusivity Backlash

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare took center stage during Sony’s State of Play event with a stellar campaign trailer, a look into the game’s single-player storyline. However, speculation started to rise once members of the development team confirmed the campaign’s Survival mode will only be available to PS4 users for the first year of Modern Warfare’s launch.

Infinity Ward Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosak decided to respond to all the criticism on his personal Twitter, explaining that players are completely capable of playing Spec Ops and enjoy the complete experience it has to offer. He continued to describe the Survival mode as “1% of the game,” and players have full access to everything else from day one.

You can play Spec Ops and every new bit of content we drop, day one. The only timed exclusivity is Survival, which is a sliver of Spec Ops.We do our BEST every day to give our players the best experience possible. There are decisions that are above all of our pay grades that have to be considered.

I understand your feelings, but this is much better than others I have seen. Let’s be honest, “ruining” is an exaggeration. Survival is 1% of the game. The other 99% is simultaneous day and date across all platforms. I’d rather have everyone playing 99% of the content at the same time than 100% of the content some time later.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases on October 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Twitter]