As much as some don’t like it, the death of the last generation consoles is coming. One of the game franchises that has shown this has been Call of Duty.
Today, Activision have announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will not have a campaign mode for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. They will though have the multiplayer, including the new Zombies mode available:
“As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay only, not Campaign. The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player coop Campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware.
Delivering the best possible gameplay experience on all platforms is always our highest priority. With that in mind, Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 players can continue to look forward to a new experience of Black Ops 3 multiplayer, including the new momentum-based, chain-movement system, as well as the all-new Specialist class of 9 Black Ops soldiers, which fundamentally change the way players engage in combat.
Black Ops 3 players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will also have a chance to immerse themselves in the all-new Zombies mode, called “Shadows of Evil,” which features a 1940’s film-noir inspired adventure that takes the signature Black Ops Zombies gameplay to a new level.”
So it appears that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can’t handle the co-op campaign mode that will be coming to the current generation consoles and PC. We knew that the end of previous generation consoles was coming, but I’m sure this will be a bitter blow for Call of Duty fans.
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