Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Release Date Leaked, Beta Access for Pre-Orders
Kotaku reports that GameStop employees have found promotional material for Call of Duty: Black Ops III that reveals the game's release date as well as some other info. The posters and store ads for the game reveal that the game is expected to come out this November. Pre-ordering the game will grant you access to its multiplayer beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Notice the lack of any mention of any last-gen versions of the game. At the same time, the small print on the promotional material (featured below) claims that actual platform availability and release dates are to be determined, which is just a fancy way of saying that it's not their fault if the date is changed or if it comes out for more (or less) consoles than that. We're pretty sure GameStop wouldn't start posting this information in its advertisements without direct authorization from Activision, and it's no secret that we've been getting a new Call of Duty game every November for the past decade.
Activision recently released a teaser trailer for Black Ops III, hyping up a major reveal of the game (likely with a full-fledged trailer) on April 26. We're expecting that this supposed November release date will be confirmed alongside all kinds of other details about the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is billed to come out on Nov. 6 for at least the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Is Activision finally moving on with current-gen being the standard? We hope so. Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on this futuristic FPS once more information is available.