Given the trajectory of the Call of Duty franchise and gaming in general, it was pretty surprising to hear that the latest game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, would be heading to PS3 and Xbox 360 at all. Everyone knew at the time that this version would have some concessions, such as in the graphics department, but it seems like content will suffer as well.
In a new announcement Activision has revealed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feature no single player campaign. Instead it will just have the multiplayer and zombies portion of the game.
“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.”
Other features will also not be featured, such as the Weapon Paint Shop and eSports features, which were built from the ground up for current gen hardware. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will retail for $49.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360, with some digital versions of the game coming with a free copy of the original Black Ops game.
COD: Black Ops 3 hits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on November 6th.