Arriving on November 6, 2015, Call of duty: Black ops 3 will release for Pc, Xbox One, Ps4, Xbox360, and Ps3. Developed by Beenox and Mercenary Technology, the game will feature new content on the current generation Consoles and PC. New e-sport tools for competitive play and a weapon paint shop will be included. Available only on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the 1-4 player co-op will unfortunately be missing from Last generation PS3 and Xbox360 consoles.
Also, Single player will be absent on Ps3 and Xbox360 versions of the game, but multi-player and 1940s film Noir zombie mode, “Shadows of Evil,” will be available.
The missing features may upset some last gen gamers, but at least the price be reduced $49.99 compared to $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4. Additionaly, a free download for Call of Duty:Black ops 1 for PS3 and xbox360 will be available in some regions of North America.
Even though the game will be released on multiple consoles, with a reduced $10 dollar price on older consoles, I suspect it may not sell well on the older platforms. Like call of Duty, Metal Gear solid V was released multi platform, but has sold very little on on Last-gen consoles.
The majority of MGSV sales have been on the newer consoles. Paul Tassi from Forbes wrote the following about Metal Gear Sold V:
“I was most interested to see that despite being a multiplatform release across four consoles and PC, only 5% of the game’s market share is being split between the PS3 (3%) and the Xbox 360 (2%).”
Because gamers are becoming less interested in old technology, I believe after Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 releases it will share similar last-gen revenue and sales to MGSV. Maybe this will be the last Call of Duty we see on older consoles.
For a hardcore Call of Duty fan, the advanced Ps4, Xboxone and PC versions might motivate them to buy a new console. After all, who would want to play an incomplete version of the game when a better version exists?