Call of Duty still entrenched in its last-gen ways

Black Ops 3 confirmed for old consoles

No matter what Activision says, warfare hasn’t advanced all that far. That’s evident by the fact that Black Ops 3 will release on legacy consoles, making it the eleventh Call of Duty title on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Activision confirmed the last-gen release of Black Ops 3 on the publisher’s games blog. These will be created by Beenox and Mercenary Technology, rather than Treyarch, who’s handling primary development. Predictably, these versions will be stripped of some functionality that PC, PS4, and Xbox One users will have access to. Additionally, cooperative play on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be limited to two players instead of four.

The announcement isn’t too surprising, seeing as Call of Duty is one of gaming’s most popular and well-selling franchises. Activision would be wise not to put out more of that user base than it needs to. Still, other publishers like Ubisoft have completely moved away from developing for last-gen systems. It can’t be much longer before Activision follows suit.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is Coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 [Activision Games Blog]

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