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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Confirmed For Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

by Mike Futter on Jun 09, 2015 at 07:47 AM

Up until now, Activision has been focusing the Call of Duty: Black Ops III spotlight on PC and current-gen consoles. Today, the publisher has announced details for gamers who haven't yet upgraded.

If you are hoping to play Treyarch's latest Call of Duty entry on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you're in luck. Beenox and Mercenary Technology are assisting on those versions.

Activision has suggested some of the changes that players will experience on older hardware. There is a "goal" of two-player cooperative play (as opposed to four-player co-op on PC and current-gen). Other elements built to take advantage of Xbox One- and PlayStation 4-specific features also won't make the cut.

Activision has also confirmed that there will be no Wii U version this year. For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops III, check out our preview. Also, we'll have news about multiplayer from E3 next week, which is earlier than Activision has previously shown that aspect of the franchise. For more, check out our chat with Treyarch about its first current-gen Call of Duty game.

[Source: Activision]


Our Take
The use of the word "goal" gives Activision enough room to pull back to a single-player experience if necessary. Obviously, a smooth two-player cooperative experience is ideal for all involved (including players), but just in case things don't work out, there is an escape hatch in the language.