Still haven’t bought a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may force you to upgrade. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 campaign isn’t coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. With no single player comes a price drop. To $49.99. Really? That’s it?

Treyarch made the announcement earlier today. As for the reason why?

“Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a truly next-generation experience designed from day one to harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 pushes the boundaries of the franchise to new levels across all modes of play on next generation hardware,” reads the Treyarch announcement.

“The Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will feature Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay only, not Campaign. The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player coop Campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware,” Treyarch adds.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will also not receive the Weapon Paint Shop and new eSports tools.


That’s one way to get people to upgrade. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are nearing the end of their second year on store shelves. The days of developers continuing their support for Xbox 360 and PS3 are numbered.

Look. I know it sucks not having a campaign on Xbox 360 and PS3. But you’re also not getting a Treyarch developed game on those platforms either. Beenox and Mercenary Technology are handling the PS3 and Xbox 360 ports while Treyarch focuses on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 will hit all platforms on November 6th. Interested in the competitive side of things? Activision is getting serious with its support.

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