Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will run at 30 frames per second on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Beenox’s creative director, Thomas Wilson, has revealed to Develop. According to the developer, it became too difficult to maintain 60 frames per second on the aging hardware as the series gets more ambitious with every iteration.
The developer didn’t assure a consistent 30fps either, however. Wilson said that, with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, we’re basically looking at a frame rate of “something like” 30 frames per second. The developer still recommends it to those who only have access to the previous generation consoles, saying that the experience is still very enjoyable.
I’d say that we tried to hit that target [60fps]. It becomes harder when you’re working on current gen platforms. We’re basically looking more at something like 30fps. But still, the experience is very enjoyable, otherwise it’s not Call of Duty.
Previously, it was also revealed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will not feature a campaign mode. The developed cited weak hardware as the reason behind this omission in the previous generation versions of the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is scheduled to arrive in stores worldwide on November 6 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. If you were looking to play the game on a PS3 or Xbox 360, in the comments below, let us know if this news serves as a reason for you to upgrade to a current generation console or PC.