Call of Duty 2: Big Red One on PlayStation 2 and Xbox will allow gamers to take part in cross-platform multiplayer gaming thanks to the State Engine middleware from DemonWare. The game will support 16-player cross-platform gaming for players all over the world.

"By utilizing DemonWare's middleware, the development team is able to focus on creating great gameplay experiences while knowing that the technical aspects of the multiplayer component are managed," said Chuck Huebner, Head of Activision's Worldwide Studios. "When Call of Duty 2: Big Red One ships this Fall, 16 players will be able to engage in explosive Local Area Network (LAN) and Internet multi-player action on their Xbox or PlayStation 2 gaming systems, quickly and seamlessly."

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is also due on the GameCube minus the multiplayer modes, with all three versions expected later this year.