Black Ops 3 to Hit PS3 and Xbox 360, Marshawn Lynch Featured
Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be hitting last-gen consoles as we get a special look at Marshawn Lynch's mo-cap work.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been confirmed for a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release on the official Activision blog. FPS enthusiasts were divided by Black Ops 3's debut trailer, which only listed PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as the game's intended formats. Those without last-gen consoles felt as if they were left behind, but current-gen gamers were content as many titles are designed to a lower level of quality to facilitate a simultaneous release on both generations of consoles. Now, this is no longer the case. Sorry to all you Nintendo fans, but there is no Wii U version of the game in the works.
Here's what an Activision spokesperson had to say about Black Ops 3 hitting PS3 and Xbox 360:
Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 3 has been designed to harness the full potential of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. However, we know that there are still some fans that haven’t made the transition to the new console hardware, which is why we’re happy to share that we're working with developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Xbox 360 and PS3 players will be able to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s gameplay across campaign, multiplayer and zombies. While the teams are working to deliver the best possible experience for Xbox 360 and PS3, naturally there will be some differences across generations. For instance, the campaign mode on Xbox 360 and PS3 is currently in development with a goal of enabling two-player cooperative play, instead of the four-player cooperative campaign on next-gen. There will also be some other features and functionality built specifically for the new generation of consoles that cannot be supported on Xbox 360 and PS3. We'll be sharing more information regarding feature differences from one console generation to another later this year as launch on November 6 approaches. Also, it should be noted that there's no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.
Finally, the upcoming next-gen multiplayer beta will be available only for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC—so keep an eye out for more details.
In similar news, ESPN announced Seattle Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch's involvement in developing Black Ops 3. Lynch's voice and likeness will be featured in the game's main story. On top of that, Lynch did his own motion capture work. Make sure you check out ESPN's coverage of Lynch's involvement to see the relentless running back go Beast Mode behind the scenes with Treyarch. This ESPN article coincides with Lynch gracing the cover of ESPN's first-ever video game issue.
"For Marshawn's role, we needed an imposing figure," said Mark Lamia, Treyarch studio head. "When we learned he's a huge fan, we thought it'd be awesome to have him inside our game."
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be launching on Nov. 6.