Activision made a surprise announcement this morning that might just make Call of Duty fans on last-gen upgrade their hardware.
When it was announced earlier this year, developer Treyarch revealed that a big part of Call of Duty: Black Ops III was an ambitious four-player co-op campaign. Unfortunately, the now decade-old hardware that keeps the Xbox 360 and PS3 running can’t support that goal, and for that reason, Treyarch and Activision are scrapping campaign from last-gen versions of the game. Building on the limitations of last-gen, it has also been revealed that the new “paint shop” feature that allowed players to make their own gun skins would also not be making it to last-gen consoles.
If you’re still not ready to upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4, Treyarch was quick to note that Zombies mode as well as standard multiplayer would still be available on last-gen consoles. To help sweeten the deal for understandably disappointed last-gen fans, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will retail at $49.99 and will come with a free copy of 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.