If it is true, and I still find it hard to believe that it is, then it'd probably have more to do with it not being easy to work with. That's what that rumor stated earlier this year. I'm not sure how Sony got their tools to a more mature state than MS, especially after MS saw how much it benefited them this gen.
I can only speak for myself but I am not cheering "for another system to suffer" - I am cheering for the glorious meltdowns. That's the best part of the whole "console wars" buissness :-D
I am not even interested in COD (well not since MW2) and if I were I'd get it for PC ;-)
Holy shit. If this game isn't 1080p on the X1, then that's extremely sad for both MS and IW because this game shouldn't struggle with the hardware at all. It's not exactly doing shit other games aren't and it's definitely not a graphical showpiece so I hope IW gets a lot of complaints if it's not 1080p since there's no reason for it not to be. If anything, they better be getting a new engine ready for future COD games because the engine was dated in many ways this past generation and I don't think it could compete with other games once we stop doing cross-gen games.
Seriously, that would be sad news all around and I can't decide if it's worse for MS or IW.