"The seeds of Black Ops 3 were sown with the drone strikes of Black Ops II, set in 2025," explained campaign director and senior executive producer Jason Blundell. "The world was helpless to defend itself when Raul Menendez hijacked the U.S. drones to pursue his own ends. After this pivotal moment in world history, as is the way of things, the politicians and military technologists of the day pushed for a solution to not allow this situation to ever reoccur. This led to the creation of an umbrella air defense system that would nullify any air assaults in the future. And with this action that's disabled first-world countries' air superiority, a renewed interest and focus has changed back to 'boots on the ground' might. As we've seen today in the headlines, military technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate, an almost disturbing rate. This continues in our Black Ops universe exponentially."