Call of Duty Black Ops 3 to be cross-gen after all, Beenox developing PS3 and Xbox 360 version


Activision and Treyarch announced Call of Duty Black Ops 3 back in May for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4. They were silent on if the game would be cross-gen and coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 or not. Today in a post on the official Activision blog, the company confirmed that Call of Duty Black Ops 3 will indeed be releasing on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are being developed by Beenox who previously worked on The Amazing Spider Man games and recently on Skylanders Superchargers. The last-gen versions are confirmed to release alongside the current-gen version.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has been designed to harness the full potential of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. However, we know that there are still some fans that haven’t made the transition to the new console hardware, which is why we’re happy to share that we’re working with developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Differences between the two versions (current and last-gen) were detailed and there was further confirmation of no Wii U version of Black Ops 3:

Xbox 360 and PS3 players will be able to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s gameplay across campaign, multiplayer and zombies. While the teams are working to deliver the best possible experience for Xbox 360 and PS3, naturally there will be some differences across generations. For instance, the campaign mode on Xbox 360 and PS3 is currently in development with a goal of enabling two-player cooperative play, instead of the four-player cooperative campaign on next-gen. There will also be some other features and functionality built specifically for the new generation of consoles that cannot be supported on Xbox 360 and PS3. We’ll be sharing more information regarding feature differences from one console generation to another later this year as launch on November 6 approaches. Also, it should be noted that there’s no version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for Nintendo Wii U planned.

They also noted that the much hyped Black Ops 3 Beta will be exclusive to the current gen consoles and PC.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 releases on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation on November 6.