Well, this is odd. With older generation consoles winding down and developers really getting into the Xbox One and PlayStation 4’s hardware, we’ve seen old generation games dropping off as time goes on.
However, Call of Duty is going to be taking on a different direction. In a rather bizarre turn of events, Activsion have decided to cut the campaign entirely out of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In a community blog post on the game’s website, it was explained:
As we announced back in June, we know that there are still fans waiting to make the switch to the newest console hardware and developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology have been working tirelessly to bring as much of the Black Ops 3 gameplay as possible to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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.
The game will be available on consoles for whole $10 cheaper at $49.99 and you will get a bonus download for the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. I don’t remember anything like this in the past, it’s very odd. I suppose the value of these older generation versions will be in the eye of the buyer though.