The ageing PlayStation 3 may have just got another nail embedded into its coffin, as it sounds like Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be skipping last-gen systems, and focusing on the latest round of hardware, such as the PlayStation 4. An early article from Mashable – which includes the handful of screenshots embedded within – has hinted at the tidbit, while we already know that the game's beta will only run on new-gen machines.
The remainder of the preview focuses on the futuristic escapade itself, confirming that it'll feature four-player campaign co-op, as well as a new movement system, which sounds a bit like Titanfall. "You can run along a wall, jetpack through the air, switch directions mid-jump, and land with a lengthy power-slide," the article explains. Apparently you'll be able to shoot mid-manoeuvre, too, so this is going to need a kick ass control scheme.
We're not going to lift Mashable's article wholesale, so we'd encourage you to check out its write-up through here if you're interested in more info. The title's first trailer is due out later today, and we'll bring you all of the details as they drop. You should already have a good idea of what to expect by now, though, eh? The big question is: are the reports ticking your boxes? Let us know in the comments section below.
Update (19:45PM BST): Treyarch's told Eurogamer.net that it's only working on PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. However, that doesn't rule out a potential PS3 port from another studio. When asked for comment, Activision said that it had no further platform announcements to make at this time. Hmm...
The pic at the top of the article looks VERY much like AW...the swarm of drones look like they have been lifted straight from cod:AW so do the uniforms......hmmm so far
Bored of all the hate call of duty receive. Endless comments from people wanting a remake of waw or mw2. Agreed 2 very good games but if that's what you want to play go and play them no need for yet another "remaster". Advanced warfare is awesome the exo suits have changed the pace of the game completely and eliminated alot of the bad camping players Which is great. It's to early to see if bo3 will be good or bad it's got alot to answer for in my opinion though as bo2 was clearly the best in the series.
I could not care less about cod but to me the transition from last gen and current gen is unvelieable slow compare to other transition generations, it is time to focus only on current gen to get the real gameplay and graphics ps4 and xbone can really offer.
This looks more like Advanced Warfare than Black Ops.
This is about time. Maybe we will start to see the real power of this generation the more last gen is cut away
So basically treyarch just copied and pasted Advanced Warfare from Infinity Ward ? Lol every year they try to say they're brining something new and different. News flash if you want to be different stop this futuristic bullcrap it got old years ago. Everyone is doing it. And I bet it comes to PS3 this greedy corporation wants all the money they can get.
Interesting if true, because you'd assume it'll skip 360 as well, and CoD in particular still sells incredibly well on there.
Black ops 3 should had been for old gen too because Lego dimention are coming out soon and I saw it was for old and new gens
I hope this does skip last gen. It's time that developers start focusing all their efforts on the new generation and leave the past behind.
That is true but they say that after 2 to 3 Christmas's there will not be any more games for old gen and I here Lego dimension will be out later this year and it is for old gen and new gen so they know the old gen will have Lego dimension and I know I have old gen and like 300 or more other people have old gen because I saw when I was playing on my PS3 that there 300 or more I keeped track of how many gamer with old gen and lost count at 300 so why did they skip PS3 if they did
As a ps3 only player at the moment I agree this decision is for the best. Time to tap into the full potential of the current gen consoles without restraints. Us last gen guys still have an enormous backlog and downloadable games to enjoy. Let the ps4/xbox one really show us what they've got!
Good move. Old tech with its graphical limits is holding back this gen. Look at the difference between GTA5 ps3/ps4.. ps4 'feels' better because of the superior graphics. ps3 as although still good pales in comparison to ps4 version. I wish Destiny was only on next gen... xbox one/ps4 look too close to 360/ps3 IMHO. Yep so looking forward to ps4 only titles that skip ps3.
At this rate new PS3 releases are going to drop down to Wii U levels.
It is about time, 2 years out is time to move on.
Abandon ship! Lol
I understand that every one is ready to see how the new Gen does it has been out for a while now but not putting black ops 3 out for ps3 and 360 (if they aren't don't have one) is going to suck for some one like me that can't afford the new ps4 as well as all the other people who can't afford one either
@kaz8286 I get what youre saying but its going to happen.
And stretching out your dev teams to make a game thats capable of running on old hardware limits the current generation unfortunately.
@LAdrew87 I agree and glad you do to, the optimizations alone are worth. besides your PS+ catalog is insane compared to the sad lineup we have
@ToOGoodOfAPlaya @kaz8286 playa is right. They can only stretch themselves so much. 5 different platforms would kill the optimization time and kill the dev teams.
It always happens between generations, time for PS3 owners to start saving up!
its about time the ps3 was a good system but its dated now lets let it die ..... let the ps4 off its leash and lets see what can be done
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