Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Confirmed for Xbox 360/PS3, But No Wii U Version

This year's game will also be released on last-gen consoles, but with limited co-op and some features missing.


When Activision formally announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III earlier this year, the company only mentioned Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC as confirmed platforms for the new shooter. Now, the publisher has announced that the game is also coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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"We know that there are still some fans that haven't made the transition to the new console hardware," Activision said in a statement.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of Black Ops III will be developed by Skylanders and Spider-Man studio Beenox and Mercenary Technology, which previously worked on Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita.

Black Ops III for last-generation consoles will include the game's three main modes: campaign, multiplayer, and zombies. However, there will be some differences compared to the current-generation and PC editions.

One example is that campaign co-op will be limited to two players, compared to four on current-generation systems and PC. In addition, the Black Ops III multiplayer beta will be available only for new machines and computers. Some "other features and functionality" will be missing, Activision says, noting that more information about this will be shared later.

After the Call of Duty website was updated to let players link their Nintendo accounts, some thought Black Ops III might be coming to the Wii U. But this is not the case, as Activision also confirmed today that a Wii U edition of Black Ops III is not planned.

Another major franchise, Assassin's Creed, has elected to completely leave behind last-generation consoles.

For more on Black Ops III, which will feature the likeness of NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, check out GameSpot's previous coverage and some images in the gallery below.

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