The latest installment in the Call of Duty gaming franchise named as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 likely to be exclusive to Battle.net and may not arrive on Steam. Battle.net digital gaming distribution service features many popular games like Destiny 2, Overwatch and Diablo 3.
As per reports, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is likely to join the Battle.net platform instead of arriving on Steam. It seems that Activision, the publisher of the Call of Duty franchise is more interested to roll out its future games on its own platform instead of sharing revenue with Valve, the company that runs Steam. The company reportedly also wants to cut down costs by not rolling out the game on Steam.
As per a report by Gaming Intel, sources have claimed that the developer Treyarch is currently focused to make this the best PC game since the older installment Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. This is reportedly being done to ensure that gamers like the experience of playing the new game and does not get angry because of the switch from Steam to Battle.net.
The report also states “The push for a separate platform is also, according to this source, to directly respond to pressures placed onto Activision by the rising battle royale juggernaut, Fortnite. From what this source has heard, a greater focus is being pushed onto Battle.net because multiple devs have been testing cross-platform functionality,”
This brings the possibility of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to become a cross-play title just like the very popular Fortnite game.
It is also reported that the quality assurance team of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that takes care of the bugs, is working hard to ensure that no bugs are reported after the game is released and the gameplay is smooth to impress the gamers in one go.
However, the report may not turn out to be true as it is not from an official source and we will have to wait for the release of the game to know for sure about the latest development. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled to release on May 17, 2018.