New Details For PS3 and Xbox 360 Versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a truly next-generation experience designed from day one to harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 pushes the boundaries of the franchise to new levels across all modes of play on next generation hardware.

By BlackOps3News on September 25, 2015
‎25-09-2015 07:00 AM
‎25-09-2015 07:00 AM

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a truly next-generation experience designed from day one to harness the full potential of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Black Ops 3 pushes the boundaries of the franchise to new levels across all modes of play on next generation hardware.


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.

 

What other features will differ in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III?

 

Game performance and features will vary by platform. Features built to leverage the next generation hardware like Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, and the new suite of eSports tools, including CODCasting, Arenas, and Theater will only be available on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Modes such as Black Market, Dead Ops, and Nightmares are only available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Furthermore, split screen, character and weapon customization, and emblem editor are only available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

What’s included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360?


The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 features Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay only, but will not include a co-op or single-player campaign game mode. This PS3 and Xbox 360 version also includes a bonus digital full game download for the original Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the game that started the series.


Will the multiplayer on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions feature the new Specialists like the next gen version?


Yes, PS3 and Xbox 360 players can look forward to a new level of multiplayer gameplay coming in Black Ops 3, including the new momentum-based, chain-movement system as well as the all-new Specialist class of 9 Black Ops soldiers, which fundamentally change the way players engage in combat.


How about Zombies, will the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions include Shadows of Evil?


Yes, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will also feature Shadows of Evil, the all-new Zombies mode of play in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.  Shadows of Evil delivers an all-new Zombies storyline based on a 1940’s film-noir setting that takes the signature Black Ops Zombies gameplay to new heights.

 

Is split screen available on all platforms?

The split screen feature is only available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.

 

Does Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 include any additional bonus content?


Yes, Black Ops 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 includes a bonus digital full game download for the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, the game that started the Black Ops series. Availability of the bonus digital full game download may vary worldwide (not available in Japan). Digital purchasers will receive the original Black Ops as an instant download at the time of pre-purchase. Those who purchase at retail will receive the original Black Ops full game digital download through an in-game voucher. An Internet connection is required for download and installation.


When will the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release?


The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will release worldwide on Friday, November 6, the same day as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game.


How much will Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 cost?


The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 featuring Multiplayer, Zombies and a bonus digital full game download for the original Call of Duty: Black Ops will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.


What other features will differ in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III?


Game performance and features will vary by platform.  For example, features built to leverage the next generation hardware like the new Weapon Paint Shop and the new suite of eSports tools, including CODCasting and Theater will only be available on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


How many frames per second (FPS) will the PS3 and Xbox 360 version play?


The multiplayer mode on PS3 and Xbox 360 will scale between 30- 60 FPS, while the frame rate in Zombies mode is 30 FPS.


What are the console storage space requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360?


PS3 users will need 16 GB of storage space to download Call of Duty: Black Ops III update, which includes 8 GB for the initial download and 8 GB for installation. Upon installation, the game will require 8 GB of storage space on PS3. Xbox 360 users will need 8 GB of space for download and installation. In order to download the original Black Ops, PS3 users must have 40 GB of available storage space. The PS3 version of the original Black Ops requires 20 GB of space for download and 20 GB of space for installation. Once the game has been installed, the original Black Ops will only use 20 GB of space on PS3.  Xbox 360 users will only need 7 GB of storage space to download the original Black Ops.


How long will Black Ops III for PS3 and Xbox 360 include the original Call of Duty: Black Ops as a bonus download?


Availability of the bonus download of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops included in physical disc copies and digital downloads of Black Ops III for PS3 and Xbox 360 is limited to while supplies last, and will expire on physical disc copies by May 6, 2017.


On which platforms will Season Pass be available?


Season Pass will be available only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.  Availability of individual DLC packs for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms may vary.  More information will be announced at a later date.

 

Will there be Call of Duty Points on Old-Gen consoles?  

 

Call of Duty Points are available on next-gen platforms only, including PS4.


The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and include a bonus download for the original Call of Duty: Black Ops (bonus download availability may vary by region), the game that launched this series.

 

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360 versions do not include a co-op or single-player campaign game mode, and do not contain all game features present in the PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, or PC versions. Game performance varies by platform.