According to an extensive preview of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 by Mashable (taken down), the game will only be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. In addition, in-game screenshots of the game were also shown off.
Wow I didn't think they would take the leap and leave last gem behind. Good
They should have left it behind last time. It true, good one on Activision.
this will lead to a big increase in new generation console adoption, great timing by Sony in getting exclusive marketing rights. along with Halo5 being new gen only, 2015 is the twilight of the 360/PS3 era
@NewMonday Not to mention Batman, Star Wars Battlefront (Which will be a big title regardless of quality, I'm afraid) and allegedly Assassin's Creed as well. Super happy.
I've heard this might not be entirely true. They will either announce the last gen versions later by another studio or they could be different like Declassified. We should find out shortly.
hallelujah, this confirms last generation is finally coming to a close.
@NewMonday Sony has marketing rights for the new CoD?
I heard a rumor it was also coming to the Wii U? Guess this pretty much confirms that was fake. Don't really care about CoD but i'm glad they won't be focusing on last-gen either (PS3 & X1). ;)
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Great, I will buy it because they support only current gen. But I've only liked the modern and future games in COD. World at War, Black Ops etc. are lame.
Is it just me, or did anyone else notice that all top 5 news articles are for BO3, and all of them reveal so little information they could have just combined them in to one article?
The official Xbox one youtube account had the video up first, and depending on who saw it it it ran on all three systems. i know at least 5 sites that only saw it running on Xbox One. In case everyone forgot, they were saying Sony had the marketing rights to Ghost also when they showed the game running on PS4 and not Xbox One. Look how that turned out.
They're willing to risk it due to how fast this generation of PS/ Xbox consoles is selling.
Finally. They really need to overhaul their engine for current gen systems.
it annoys me to say this but when games like COD and FIFA go new gen only its offically the end of last gen and it pushes so many people to adopt the new consoles. sad but its very true to many gamers.
360 and PS3 have had their time this is good news,time to upgrade people
last gen should have died in 2012. the fact its hampered current gen consoles for almost 2 years is unacceptable. if COD can go current gen only i don't see why games like Persona 5 and MGS 5 still have last gen versions.
This is pretty much last year for last gen. PS3 might have Japanese support for a year or two tough.
I wonder if the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U are getting their own versions of Call of Duty? Sort of like how Ubisoft did with the Assassin's Creed series.
This will sell consoles as this is one of those games that's your regular Joe buys who only buys 1 or 2 games a year and hasnt upgraded to a ps4 or xbone yet because of that reason. So thanks to it finally ditching older consoles MS and Sony will see a massive rise in consoles around launch and afterwards. The thing holding them both back is past console support. The sooner its dropped the sooner current consoles sell better.
You are crazy it is Activision. They are not leaving last gen behind. They just don't have Tryarch working on the last gen versions. The last gen ports are very likely being done by another dev team.
That's what I want to hear, I don't want to see any compromise in graphics
Hate to break it to you, but the graphics aren't impressive lol.
This guy above has played and completed it already it seems. Oh nope, he's just watching about 10 seconds of gameplay and basing his opinion on that.
Yeah, but they're good enough to not make my eyes hurt. The fact that it's current gen only just makes me hope that they'll make this COD a lot bigger (as in better AI, more gameplay mechanics ... ) than the last ones.
You need to see PC version its not that great to begin with.. Graphics aren't what gets the bump removing the older consoles what gets the bump is everything else. You can make bigger worlds, bigger maps, bigger storys, bigger everything!
Wow.. Thus is going to cause a huge increase in ps4/xb1 console sales..
ya still a very large number of cod copies last year were sold especially on the 360 . it will be interesting to see how ms and sony jockey for this consumer base ,this would be the time to make sure the jump to your console .
Cod ghosts on ps4 sold more. But I think advance warfare on Xone sold a bit more not a huge gap.
@22CobraKing i don't claim to predict which way it will go just that when these people move the generation will be decided . and having no past gen version of cod is very important .
Ghost and advanced warfare sold better combined on playstation consoles than Microsoft consoles.
So is Sonys E3 only gonna be third party games this year lol. Seems like everything is switching around. If Sony has the exclusivity deal & marketing rights
Trailer is out https://youtu.be/58Pspqx0XG... They list Xbox One first for preorder so don't think Sony has this marketing deal.
I have yet to see a single, credible source that really makes it seem like Sony got the rights for CoD
Not sure about that, I posted these in the other thread but they are relevant here. https://mobile.twitter.com/... http://www.treyarch.com/con... http://i.imgur.com/qOAVYKv.... It looks like PlayStation has it to me. It's the featured preview version.
Everyone that replied to this has made me 99% sure sony has the rights. No way would they be using ps4 and not xb1 for a not-NDA-protected sampling. The 1% is because no matter how sure you are, you can always be wrong.
Just because they played the game on the os4 does not mean Sony has exclusive marketing rights...
I don't think Sony has rights to this either. I could be wrong, but it doesn't make sense. Xbox live is where its at for tournaments and Xbox One was first in order when platforms were listed. Plus people got to play ps4 AND pc versions. Maybe Xbox one version is not ready to show off yet due to converting to dx12 and not as polished yet as the other 2 platforms? Maybe there is platform equality this time around. Or Sony has marketing rights and im completely wrong, But if i am why is there no Sony adverts after any trailers?
It would seem there were dedicated rooms set up for each of the platforms. It just depended on where you were or what site you were for. I have seen a lot of sites saying they saw the game running preaplha on Xbox one with no mention of the PS4 version.
TheRandomOne indeed. How you even came to that conclusion out of nowhere is just funny.
This is going to be good for both COD and the new systems. I'm kinda losing interest in the series even though I loved AW. Having Black ops 3 be current gen only will make a lot of cod fans upgrade to get the end of the trilogy. I'm hoping that they do end Black Ops on a very high note.
Thats awesome. i was thinking they wont do it.
I think I've officially given up on Infinity Ward Making COD, but I will continue to get the Treyarch ones until they start to go down hill. It sounds like this one will be awesome so far...as far as the Sledgehammer ones I'm kinda torn....I love they game the built for the most part, but the problem is that all the gamers gravitated towards the over-powered weapons...and now it's just a cheap-tacti-fest. Everyone has a Bal or ASM1...cause no one has any actual skill. That being said, I'm REALLY looking forward to BO3, already have it pre-ordered.
good to hear that, knowing this now I'm interested on what is going to be the end result :D
BO3 for PS4,X1,PC BO2.99 For PS3 and 360
Apparently they're sticking with a movement system similar to exo suits, but adding things like wall running, which is awesome.
i'm so sick of people blaming last gen for COD problems. recycled is recycled no matter what console gen.
Wow thats shocking, good job Treyarch
A really bold move by Activision/Treyarch considering that CoD is almost every year's most selling game. Good on them.
well then we just getting a tad closer to titanfall now wall running anyone else notice the bots in the trailer. pretty damn close to those in titanfall anyway cod give me dedicated servers or gtfo
Bots? It was a single player trailer wasn't it so yes ofcourse they're bots..
i meant it as the art style of those bots dude. not bots in multiplayer those might as well be the same bots from titanfall
Oh as in robotics and mechs? I get you now.
A trend please
About time, this is good for all Xbox One and Playstation 4 communities as this will be the start of better things to come as gamers of older formats will move on to the latest platforms.
Now people are about to see the selling potential of the PS4 and Xbox1! The fanbase of Call of Duty is just too big for present last generation only console owners to skip, regardless of what some gamers now believe the Call of Duty franchise has come too. Hopefully all aspects of the current generations hardware are taken advantage and we see advances in game machanics, gameplay, framerate and scope.
yet the trailer still looks like it's cross gen. That engine is showing it's wrinkles, on crutches and has dentures
Why does it look on par , even slightly worse than AW then , no scratch slightly, the lightning scheme from AW is better , it gave the game organic look , this is back to old flat look all over agian.Are they using modified version of BlackOps2 engine and not AWs engine ? What a shame
overwhelming dominant purchases and players will be on ps4 xbox1
The only good thing about it is that the studios are starting to produce games that the old gen can't run by any meaning + this year is really the best time to jump in for old gen users.
Another 5hours campaign for $60,no thanks!It actually looks worst than previous COD games,amazing!
if you've been buying cod solely for the campaign, then that's entirely your fault for wasting your money, tbh. cod's main focus has been the mp for years now.
They're willing to give up the millions of sales that last gen gives them?
Haha no way, not this year anyway. Microsoft and Sony are just chompin' at the bit to get gamers to upgrade, getting devs and pubs into these marketing deals to advertise and push new gen versions. The PS360 and/or Wii U versions will get stealth announced a month or two from launch. This is after they've dragged everyone to buy a PS4 or XBone lol.
Last gen is rapidly shrinking, not growing. I rarely ever see anyone online on PS3 anymore, but when I get on my PS4 I usually have at least 10 friends online at any given time even past midnight (in my zone) and they all own/owned PS3s. Same with Xbox. Xbox360 is having its 10th anniversary this November, and PS3 the following year. Throughout history, most consoles had support dropped by their manufacturers long before 10 years. We're already about a year and a half into the current generation of PS and Xbox. Even Compile Heart (for example) has completely moved onto the PS4, even though their games are about as niche as they can get.
Advanced Warfare sold 7.55 million on last gen consoles. Its still very lucrative for AAA games to release on them for the next few years. Just because you don't see PS3 gamers online on