Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Dumps Campaign On Xbox 360 And PS3

by Mike Futter on Sep 25, 2015 at 05:47 AM

If you’re a Call of Duty fan that hasn’t made the jump to Xbox One or PlayStation 4 yet, Black Ops III will be missing something major for you in November. Activision has announced that the campaign that continues the Black Ops story hasn’t made the cut.

The Call of Duty franchise has been built on three pillars for years: campaign, multiplayer, and a third game type (zombies, Spec Ops, etc.). The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will only have this year’s multiplayer and zombies modes.

Additionally, the last-gen versions won’t have the eSports features or the weapon paint shop featured in the other editions. Those who are still interested in the last-gen version will only be paying $49.99 and will get a copy of the original Black Ops included (via download).

[Source: Activision]


Our Take
As someone who enjoys the Call of Duty campaigns (especially those in the Black Ops branch), this would be a deal-breaker for me. Activision knows that I’m in the minority, though. Rather than drop the last-gen versions entirely (and that huge install base), this cut makes sense in a way it wouldn’t for many other franchises.