Earlier today, there was a flurry of confusion about the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and whether or not it will release on PS4 and Xbox One as well as current-gen platforms. Well, CoD fans who don’t have a PS5 or Xbox Series console yet can calm down, because yes, it’s coming to the previous gen too.
The confusion arose because of a Twitter user and content creator TheGamingRevolution noting that on the official Xbox page for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, only Xbox Series X and S were listed – no Xbox One. The user went on to point out a YouTube video from PlayStation’s official account seemingly confirming both PS5 and PS4 releases, leaving it unclear exactly what was going on. Was one of the two platform holders making an error? Was the game coming to PS4 but not Xbox One?
Fortunately, there’s no cause for alarm. The official Xbox website has since been updated to include both Xbox Series X and S, and Xbox One, and IGN has independently confirmed that neither Xbox nor PlayStation’s listings are erroneous. A Call of Duty: Warzone reveal event is planned for August 17 that should solidify this further, but in the meantime, past-gen console gamers shouldn’t fear being left behind.
The confusion around platforms today was understandable given the news cycle around Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in general lately. The game has been notoriously leaky in the months leading up to its reveal and release date of November 10, 2023, so much so that Activision finally leaned into the humor of it all. Hopefully that August 17 event will clear the air on enough to sate everyone ahead of November.
Rebekah Valentine is a senior reporter for IGN. Got a story tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.