Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Skipping PS3/Xbox 360, It Seems
End of an era.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was announced this week only for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but some might have wondered if the game, or a version of it, would also be on the way for last-generation consoles.
Now, it looks like that will not be the case. Someone asked developer Infinity Ward on Twitter if Infinite Warfare was coming to PlayStation 3, to which the studio responded, "No, it will not." If it's not coming to PS3, then presumably it will not be made for Xbox 360, either.
GameSpot has followed up with Activision in an attempt to confirm this and find out why the company is leaving last-generation consoles behind.
2015's Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released for current- and previous-generation systems. However, the PS3/Xbox 360 version of that game did not include a campaign, but instead only multiplayer and Zombies.
With the PS4 and Xbox One console generation taking hold, currently accounting for at least 55 million consoles sold between the them according to estimates, it's not much of a surprise that the Call of Duty series is leaving older consoles behind. It was only a matter of time, and now, it appears Infinite Warfare is ushering in a new era of current-generation only Call of Duty releases.
Some have criticized cross-generational development, claiming that needing to deliver the same game on different hardware can lead to "compromises." As such, Call of Duty moving to new-generation systems only may end up being a boon for the series, though that remains to be seen.
Infinite Warfare launches on November 4. GameSpot recently spoke with design director Jacob Minkoff, who told us why the game is going to space and what that allows.
Also on the way is a Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare remaster. Activision recently showcased the game's many graphical improvements as part of a comparison video.
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