Unlike some of its peers, Activision’s venerable Call of Duty franchise is fearful of alienating part of its fanbase by skipping last-gen consoles. As such, Call of Duty: Black Ops III will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in addition to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
In order to make sure that Call of Duty: Black Ops III makes it to last-gen consoles without negatively impacting its current-gen presence, Activision has enlisted the help of both Beenox and Mercenary Technology. Together, the two studios will work on a gimped version of the blockbuster, which will do away with its big brother’s four-player cooperative campaign in favour of a more cozy, two-player experience. Other downgrades are also to be expected, although Activision is staying tight-lipped for now.
Going further, while the game will appear on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it will not support Nintendo’s struggling Wii U. On top of that, a next-gen/PC only beta will commence in the near future.
Stay tuned for more Call of Duty: Black Ops III news as we approach E3 2015.
Source: Activision Blog