Activision has announced that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will launch without the single-player campaign mode included. This means that players on old-gen consoles will only be able to play the game's multiplayer component and Zombies.
"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," said Activision in a blog community post.
"Delivering the best possible gameplay experience on all platforms is always our highest priority. With that in mind, Black Ops 3 PS3 and Xbox 360 players can continue to look forward to a new experience of Black Ops 3 multiplayer, including the new momentum-based, chain-movement system, as well as the all-new Specialist class of 9 Black Ops soldiers, which fundamentally change the way players engage in combat.
"Black Ops 3 players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will also have a chance to immerse themselves in the all-new Zombies mode, called "Shadows of Evil," which features a 1940's film-noir inspired adventure that takes the signature Black Ops Zombies gameplay to a new level."
However, it's not only the campaign mode that the versions for old-gen consoles will be lacking, other features such as the new Weapon Paint Shop and the new suite of eSports tools will only be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. To make up for it, players that purchase either version will be able to download Call of Duty: Black Ops for free.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III launches worldwide on the 6th of November on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Source: Call of Duty