Following a rather extensive marketing period where Call of Duty: Black Ops III was said to be launching only for the current-gen consoles, Activision has today announced the new installment to be heading for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well.
The publisher noted that “there are still some fans who haven’t made the transition to the new console hardware.” Black Ops III on the last-gen consoles has been promised to “harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.”
It goes without saying that such statements rarely hold any value. Unless Activision plans to go the parity way and gimp the game to look and smell the same across all platforms.
On a side note, Call of Duty: Black Ops III has been confirmed to not be releasing for the Wii U. That isn’t surprising, seeing that last year’s Advanced Warfare didn’t launch for Nintendo’s console either.
“While the teams are working to deliver the best possible experience for Xbox 360 and PS3, naturally there will be some differences across generations,” Activision added. The game’s cooperative mode will be restricted to two players, in contrast to four on the current-gen consoles and PC. Additionally, the recently announced upcoming beta will not be offered on the aging consoles.
More information on the differences in features between the two generations of consoles will be shared later this year as we move closer to launch day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is scheduled for a release on November 6.