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

GearNuke writes: "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."

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hello12984d ago

I knew it i got it right again this for the haters who disagreed with me.

The game doesn't look next gen and it was obvious it was downgraded for 360/PS3

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Gamer777984d ago

Why would it be downgraded for 360/PS3 when those systems have a separate dev team?

Dirtnapstor984d ago

KNWS is asleep at the wheel.

rainzor984d ago

because the game's design will have to work with ps3 and 360

FullmetalRoyale984d ago


It's Call of Duty. It's already been designed to work on the old generation. So I'm not sure what that has to do with the PS4/XB1 version.

BillmadeAGate983d ago

Exactly bro, Shadow of mordor did the same thing and that game turned our amazing. .. let's just trust Treyarch and hope they know what thier doing

Lamboomington983d ago

Depends on how they handle this. The game probably has to be the same across all platforms. Unless the next gen version is significantly different in things like player count, map size, physics, then you can be sure that it's going to hold the game back, no matter how much better it looks graphically.

This could be particularly bad for COD, a franchise in which even today the gunplay still has the feel from COD many years ago. They really need to overhaul the damn thing.

Oh well, it could turn out fine after all though. Depends on how they handle it. Heck, even if the game is held back, still doesn't mean they can't change some things or add complexity to gameplay.

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iTechHeads984d ago

Game was developed for next-gen.
Beenox has the "honor" of fitting as much of that next-gen game on last-gem consoles with as little sacrifices as they can do.

BO3 might even run on the lowest resolution ever for a COD game on PS3/360.

Peace_Love_and_FPS979d ago

Seeing as this is the team who has made spider man games worse and worse each time, don't put much faith that it will run at all. I expect delays from this weak studio, or a "normal" cod with very little next gen features in it.

Rimeskeem984d ago

Why would it be downgraded if a completely different developer is doing it

raWfodog984d ago


From the article:

"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."

This seemed to be obvious since they announced a separate developer for last-gen version but maybe you missed it.

Regardless, I haven't played a CoD since the original Black Ops so I'll stay hopeful for game details and presentations that may spark my interest in the series again. It's best not to get hopes up though :)

Magicite984d ago

those extra sales though

XisThatKid984d ago (Edited 984d ago )

130 - 160 mill plus potential sales
go fir it

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Abash984d ago

Activision just cant quit last gen

Legion21984d ago

Too much money to be made there

sonerone984d ago

They can't quit of 150million potential buyer...

RiseofScorpio984d ago

Whoever gets the marketing deal when COD goes next gen only is gonna see great returns.

MilkMan984d ago

Did Activision take them off of Spider man now?
Wow they are really hitting the low hanging fruit bro.
This is sad and yet terrifying.

Peace_Love_and_FPS979d ago

I know right? Ridiculous, why haven't their jobs been cut? They've been hanging by a thread, their web is collapsing, they've lost their ability to climb, and my Spidey senses tell me I should cut out the awful puns immediately.

yewles1984d ago

ROFL!!! *cues Benny Hill theme*

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