Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Has No SP Campaign On Last Gen


In a move that will certainly spawn many a thinkpiece on the state of last-gen gaming and on the direction of the popular FPS franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will not offer a single player campaign on the PS3, nor Xbox 360. So much has been made clear on the Call of Duty website, highlighting the nature of how this new campaign works being a factor as to why it just won’t work on last-gen, 512 MB RAM hardware.

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“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 post reads. “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.”

As a significant chunk of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is not available in the last-gen versions of the game, you would suspect a massive discount would become available, right? Well, according to Activision, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will retail at $49.99 USD. That’s right, those editions will only carry the multiplayer modes and the Zombie gameplay at the reduction of $10.

While the industry is rapidly accelerating towards the end of widespread PS3 and Xbox 360 support (Nintendo pretty much ceases games production on last-gen devices almost immediately upon their next-gen launches), a $10 discount is a slap in the face of PS3/Xbox 360 owners of Black Ops 3. At that point, you might as well cut last-gen out entirely, pushing your audience towards next-gen (or a PC) as we enter the third year of the PS4/Xbox One generation. Instead, we’re left in a situation where a season pass costs as much as the full game, a dreadfully unfair decision to make.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released on November 6 for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and the aforementioned PS3 and Xbox 360.

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