The and versions of will not come with the game’s campaign mode. Instead, last-generation players are only getting multiplayer and Zombies. Activision , saying the game was designed from the ground up to “harness the full potential” of , , and . As such, the game’s campaign isn’t making the cut on last-gen systems.
“The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player co-op campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware,” Activision said.
The last-generation version of Black Ops III is being developed by Beenox and Mercenary Technology, not principal developer Treyarch Studios.
The multiplayer mode featured in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of Black Ops III includes the game’s , just as it does on current-generation platforms and PC. In addition, the zombies mode, “Shadows of Evil,” will be playable in its entirety. However, Activision did not say if multiplayer or Zombies were in any way dialed back for last-generation systems (outside of graphics).
In addition, Black Ops III’s new Weapon Paint Shop and its new will only be present on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. These changes will be noted on the game’s box.
Finally, Activision announced today that Black Ops III for PS3/Xbox 360 won’t be full-price game, as it will sell for $50 instead of $60. The company also revealed that it will come with a free copy of the .
The Black Ops III release date is set for November 6 across all platforms. How do you feel about Black Ops III losing these features for last-gen systems? Let us know in the comments below.