As expected, during Microsoft’s E3 2011 Press Conference back in June, Infinity Ward announced that Xbox 360 owners would receive Modern Warfare 3 downloadable content a month before those who pick it up on the PlayStation 3. In response to this deal, it seems as if Sony has taken the initiative to make a deal of their own with Modern Warfare 3’s competitor this holiday season, Battlefield 3. Read more to find out what this agreement entails.
While the deal may not have as large of an impact as that of the Modern Warfare 3/Xbox 360 agreement, Sony and Electronics Arts have reached an agreement to deliver Battlefield 3 expansion packs first on the PlayStation 3, forcing PC and 360 owners to wait a week before they are able to join in on the experience. It’s obvious which deal is more effective for various reasons, but was this agreement made in response to that of Microsoft?
It’s hard to say, but I would not be surprised if it played a role in this decision. With Sony’s relationship with Electronic Arts stronger than ever before and the strong focus on third party support, it comes to me as no surprise as Modern Warfare 3 clearly releases in favor of the Xbox 360. What do you gamers think?