At a recent promotional live-stream, Treyarch had announce that the PC version of the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released for Blizzard’s Battle.Net rather than the usual Steam release.
This will mark the second non-Blizzard developed game after Destiny 2 was released last year to be added to this platform. The reason given for this transition was that since Black Ops 4 was going to solely focused on multiplayer, Activision and Blizzard decided it would be ideal to have it on a platform that was optimized for online play. Since Battle.Net has an established payment system and streaming services, it does seem like an ideal fit.
Members of Blizzard seemed enthusiastic about this arrangement, as they have done previous work with Treyarch, most notable having the developer assist and consult on the creation of the hit shooter Overwatch. Unlike Destiny 2, Black Ops 4 will be released for PC on the same day as consoles on October 12th.
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Source – gamasutra