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 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.