Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Trailer: Deus Ex Titanfall of the Patriots
Treyarch and Activision's new gameplay reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III confirms a lot of things we revealed last week for the upcoming, futuristic shooter. As per GameStop's leaked promotional material, Activision has confirmed the November launch of Black Ops III, along with a multiplayer beta coming to those who pre-order the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC versions of the game. Unfortunately, this trailer did not reveal whether or not there will be a last-gen version of Black Ops III coming, leaving Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers left in the dark as to whether or not they'll be able to play it. Then again, Black Ops III is about the future. If Activision was serious about Call of Duty evolving into the future, then perhaps it's time the franchise moved on from last-gen tech and become current-gen exclusive.
As for the actual trailer itself, we see a lot of futuristic, war-related tech. From what we saw, there were multiple, Metal Gear-like tanks that could walk (you would think there would be hover jets in the future by this time). There were also cybernetic implants and limbs that offered a variety of deadly uses on the battlefield, reminding us a lot of the Deus Ex series. Falcon-Punching huge robots seems awesome, but combined with the wall-running that preceded it just a few seconds prior, it obviously reflects Titanfall's influences. We even got what appears to be the Predator Bow from Crysis. Black Ops III's influences from other games set in the future has us questioning if it should've stayed in the 1980s and 2025 like Black Ops II did. Furthermore, this trailer left us wondering if two consecutive Call of Duty games in the future was a bit too much and perhaps should have been spaced out by a game set in the present or past (whether it be WWII, the Vietnam war or something entirely different).
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is slotted for a Nov. 6 release date for at least the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We'll keep you updated if last-gen consoles are announced for this futuristic first-person shooter.