CoD: Infinite Warfare Out Now - Steam and Windows Store Copies Unable To Play Together

Written by Ed SW on Fri, Nov 4, 2016 10:27 AM
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has just been released today the 4th of November after months of speculation and, let’s face it, apprehension. The futuristic space romp is as we speak being put through it’s paces by thousands of gamers worldwide and so far has been shaking off the feelings of disdain it received upon its announcement. Although the controversy is not over just yet, in a bewildering move it has been confirmed that no longer is there just a console / PC divide on who can play together but now also a Steam Store / Windows Store divide as well.

This has been a weird one to hear and one we’re having just a little trouble wrapping our heads around. People unable to play together as they just so happened to buy the game through a different PC platform to their friends? Sadly, for the time being this has been confirmed on the Activision FAQ.

Why they would draw another line in the sand for themselves, we just can’t fathom. Segregating your player base doesn’t scream a good idea to us, from Call of Duty’s perspective or the Windows Store (Let’s face it Steam will probably be alright), but that’s seemingly what they’ve done.

This also has been confirmed for the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered Version. A sad day for all. How this will play out we’re not sure, will they stick to their guns on this one or not, we’ll just have to see.

Otherwise Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been the usual hodge podge of game modes that many people have grown to love, with the ever popular multiplayer, campaign and a revitalised 80s themed zombies mode. And lest we forget Call of Duty 4 Remastered for those with the legacy edition. Yet sadly despite this great selection seemingly not all of us PC users can frolic together, I guess our advice is for you to make sure you and your friends get your copy from the same place and try and enjoy nonetheless.

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19:05 Nov-05-2016

Well it's not like anyone's going to get the game on windows store anyway.

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00:20 Nov-05-2016

What i want to know is who made this desicion activision or microsoft because even on steam when call of duty does a free mutiplayer weekend you dont get to play the people who bought the game only other free weekenders

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21:59 Nov-04-2016

Troll on
Then buy it on both stores!


Troll off
Anyway, im just gonna buy it on steam and i might only play the campaign.

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18:06 Nov-05-2016

not a fan of the multiplayer myself however I am enjoying the zombies and campaign

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18:45 Nov-04-2016

And Microsoft said they are not in direct competition with steam... Ha This is just the beginning of them trying to divide and conquer. They started it with DX12 now they are really pushing it through.

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15:24 Nov-05-2016

you know its actually activision that dropped the ball. windows store supports crossplay and activision was too lazy to implement it. the press release about it shoulders the blame to activision and activision said it was poorly implemented on their end.

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01:01 Nov-06-2016

Yeah, I read that after my post... I'm inclined to critique MS pretty fast though. Not to happy with their current path.

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03:20 Nov-07-2016

well they just did a refund for people who bought the game because of the lack of crossplay. i think they are getting better.

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18:30 Nov-04-2016

Well, ain't that a bit crap, really, do they not think these things through at all???

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18:06 Nov-04-2016

Which means...we won't have to play with people that use Windows Live Store. :3

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00:29 Nov-06-2016

all two of them!

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02:27 Nov-06-2016

Still far too many.

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17:30 Nov-04-2016

I bet the Windows Store users are the same people who still use Internet Explorer.

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16:41 Nov-04-2016

why on earth would they release on windows store

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15:16 Nov-04-2016

If you buy for PC from Windows store, can you play against xboxone players?

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16:27 Nov-04-2016

No, unless it supports that cross-buy feature and you play the Xbone version. And I' fairly sure it doesn't.

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17:18 Nov-04-2016

It doesn't.

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17:51 Nov-04-2016

You probably wouldn't want to anyway, given the advantages a mouse has over a controller when aiming. At least, Xbone players wouldn't want to.

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14:19 Nov-04-2016

Why would you buy it on the Windows Store anyways if you play on PC...

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17:28 Nov-04-2016

Stupidity. Pure stupidity.

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14:01 Nov-04-2016

lol... just... lol

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13:35 Nov-04-2016

LOL! They knew that the Steam players would have an advantage because of the lag in the Windows store version. So they are just keeping them separate.

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13:30 Nov-04-2016

Guess what version everyone will buy lol:D

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06:17 Nov-07-2016

if single players your thing then sure by windows store version but if you want multiplayer have fun buying the windows store version and finding matches lol

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12:50 Nov-04-2016

Makes sense that they cant play together though, steam authentication and xbox live authentication are probably separate. Not a good thing by any stretch of the imagination, but it makes sense.

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12:16 Nov-04-2016

Oh crap, that means all 3 Windows Store users will have to play each other forever. D:

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16:17 Nov-04-2016

i didnt get it. Which 3 users are u talking abt?

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16:51 Nov-04-2016

He's being sarcastic,because Windows Store is a pretty unpopular gaming platform.And Myrmiron,comment of the week mate,thumbs up for ya!

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08:45 Nov-05-2016

oh ok thanks ! haha

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17:50 Nov-04-2016

He overestimated. He actually meant two users.

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12:08 Nov-04-2016

Wait steam doesn't hold servers right its just drm platform so apart from launching the game everything else should be the same including server details.. RIP

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11:31 Nov-04-2016

well good luck for those few who bought it on the windows store finding a match. I really don´t get why they would do this, now everyone who bought it on the windows store is just screwed and probably can´t even play other gamemodes than just team deadmatch since there just arn´t enough players.

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11:13 Nov-04-2016

Now that i hoped one day console & pc players could possibly play together (Xbox play anywhere, Sony idk thing) this happend if it was supposed to be separated why even bother to release it on 2stores? It's not like there's so many players!

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11:00 Nov-04-2016

What?! Seriously, group of friends decides to buy the new CoD to play together, half of them buy it from Steam and other half from Windows store. They cant play together, and when they contact the support, they will be told "Buy the game again from same store, have a nice day."As far as I know there hasn't been any announcement that this kind of "feature" would be incoming.


This just has to be a mistake that they will start fixing ASAP, I cant believe this would be intentional.

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10:46 Nov-04-2016

Great, now PC gamer are being divided. Not sure why Microsoft pulled that off because windows store will be the loser in this case.

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13:17 Nov-04-2016

I don't think it's Microsoft related. If it were, it would have been an auto-goal. Somebody wants to see Microsoft store hurt.

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