If you’re still playing Call of Duty on last-gen systems, this may finally get you to fork over cash and upgrade to a current-gen console. It turns out that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will NOT have a single player campaign.
This news comes to us directly from the Call of Duty community page:
As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay only, not Campaign. The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player coop Campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware.
Delivering the best possible gameplay experience on all platforms is always our highest priority. With that in mind, Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 players can continue to look forward to a new experience of Black Ops 3 multiplayer, including the new momentum-based, chain-movement system, as well as the all-new Specialist class of 9 Black Ops soldiers, which fundamentally change the way players engage in combat.
Black Ops 3 players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will also have a chance to immerse themselves in the all-new Zombies mode, called “Shadows of Evil,” which features a 1940’s film-noir inspired adventure that takes the signature Black Ops Zombies gameplay to a new level.
The post also says that features such as the new Weapon Paint Shop and the new suite of eSports tools will only be available on the current-gen systems: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and the PC.
The last-gen version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will cost $49.99 and will come with a free download code for the original Black Ops.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be released on November 6.
Source: Call of Duty