You read that headline correctly. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has just been announced to be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The last-gen ain’t dead yet, baby!
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been designed to harness the full potential of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC,” says Activision’s Scott Lowe. “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.”
He continues by saying:
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.
For those Call of Duty fans who still haven’t made the transition to current-gen, this is obviously good news.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will also be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6.