Call of Duty: Ghosts’ second-screen support to add new multiplayer features

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Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin has revealed that a compan­ion app for Ghosts will add new mul­ti­play­er fea­tures, but fortunately should not gain anyone an unfair advan­tage.

Rubin confirmed the news in an interview with Post Arcade [via GameSpot] where he revealed that the addi­tion­al func­tion­al­i­ty is being built by Activi­sion sister-team, Beach­head Stu­dio.

Rubin stressed that the devel­op­ment team is wary of keep­ing the playing field level, and so it is important that the second-screen will not give those using it an unfair advantage.

“We actu­al­ly have a whole department–a whole stu­dio, basically–wrapped around the idea of second-screen,” he said.

“Our Beach­head group is doing a lot of work there. But a lot of it ties into mul­ti­play­er and I can’t talk too much about it now.

’It’s free. And this is where you have to be smart on your design: You can’t make it required, and it can’t con­fer a mas­sive advantage,

“There’s some bal­anc­ing that needs to be done. You don’t want it so the guy with an iPad has an advan­tage over other play­ers in mul­ti­play­er just because he has the money to buy an iPad.

“But it will def­i­nite­ly be free, and it will be a com­pan­ion. It won’t be a rev­enue gen­er­a­tor. It will be used to enhance the expe­ri­ence but not offer any advantages,’ he said.

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