Of course, it only works if you have other people to play with. A few gamers who bought Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare through the digital storefront built into Windows 10 have discovered they can only play with other gamers who also bought the game from Microsoft. Xbox One players can only play with other Xbox One players, and PlayStation 4 players can only play with other PlayStation 4 players. This has always been the case. The trouble is that this time not all PC players can play with other PC players. For unknown reasons, Windows 10 Store customers are segregated from customers who bought the game from Steam, which is by far the most popular platform on PC.
That’s like buying a game from Target and learning you can’t play with people who bought it from Best Buy. Call of Duty fans who made the unfortunate of mistake of giving Microsoft their cash are left sitting in lonely multiplayer lobbies waiting for games that’ll never start.
Only two people were looking for a multiplayer game.
Microsoft knows virtually nobody gives a shit about their store, so they’re doing what they and other companies who have nothing but utter contempt for their customers do… try to brute force it on a public that wants nothing to do with it.
I was really hoping they’d be able to pull it together with the store, but it’s obviously not working for them. Time to go back to the drawing board.