Sounds like Call of Duty has finally outgrown the britches of the consoles that made it a phenomenon. On Friday an announcement was made through the official community blog, Activision and Teryarch confirmed that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III would not sport the single player campaign mode. Only the zombie and multiplayer modes will be available in those packages.
The decision comes from the sheer size and scope of the 4-player co-op, something that the previous generation consoles apparently can’t handle.
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.
Some fans claim that they don’t play the single player campaigns for Call of Duty, and that it is usually just a warm up for the online multiplayer anyway. Now, I guess we’ll see how many of them can follow through on those words. Most hardcore fans have already upgraded though, but to those who haven’t, is this a game breaker?
Will you buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III without a single player campaign?
The loss of the campaign mode will drop the price $10 to $49.99 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions will still cost $59.99 when they launch on Nov. 6.