Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Has No Campaign Mode on Last-Gen Consoles
Activision revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 won't have a campaign mode on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — it's not like most COD players would've noticed.
The official Call of Duty website revealed that Beenox and Mercenary Technology's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 won't include the game's main story mode. This means they'll only have access to the game's Zombie and Multiplayer Modes. The PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game have access to a campaign mode that features 1-4 player co-op.
The website notes that last-gen consoles were simply unable to handle the hardware stress of having a 1-4 player co-op mode and had to scrap Black Ops 3's campaign for PS3 and Xbox 360 completely. The eSports tools and Weapon Paint Shop will only be available for the current-gen versions of the game as well. In order to make amends, Black Ops 3 will be $10 cheaper on PS3 and Xbox 360 (priced at $49.99) and includes a bonus digital copy of the first Black Ops for free.
Star Wars Battlefront, Rainbow Six Siege, Evolve and Titanfall are four other first-person shooters that have openly renounced single-player story modes in favor of multiplayer gameplay. Considering how many people out there buy every annual Call of Duty entry, skip story mode and exclusively play multiplayer, I don't think this news will be shattering anyone's dreams. Then again, it's also a sign of the times. Perhaps Infinity Ward's 2016 Call of Duty game should abandon last-gen hardware completely and just focus on streamlining the current-gen experience without having to worry about porting back to the previous generation of consoles (by the time the next Call of Duty launches, the Xbox One and PS4 will already be three-years-old).
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be launching on Nov. 6 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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