All Call of Duty Games starting with Black Ops III will come out on PlayStation before any other platforms, and the new game will feature new movement system and upgrades, the company announced at the E3 convention.
The developers have been building hype for the game using teaser trailers from SnapChat links in 'Black Ops II' gameplay, and from the first reveal trailer, released on April 26th of this year. The new trailer announced the gameplay modes, and also the release date for the game: November 6, 2015.
Gameplay for the newest addition to the Black Ops series has been totally overhauled, including an augmented and improved version of the traditional Zombies mode that accompanied the previous two Black Ops games, deemed the most successful CoD series. Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision, said: "Nearly 100 million players have Black Ops and Black Ops 2, making Black Ops the most played series in Call of Duty history". But, unlike Zombies mode from previous Call of Duty games, this one will have a 'distinct campaign' and a brand new 'XP progression system'.
Also included in the game is a new multiplayer mode which has a fresh movement system and a new classing base 'Specialists'. The new 'Gunsmith' feature that allows you to modify and customise your weapons, including designing a Camo for each. An XP progression system similar to the feature added to the Zombies mode will also be present.
The campaign is set in 2065, a dystopian landscape forty years after 'Black Ops II' . The plot entails society's violent protests against rapid scientific advancement, such as the inclusion of augmented humans or supersoldiers to the military alongside robots. The campaign follows the progress of a specific Black Ops unit consisting of the supersoldiers.
Fan reactions to the various releases and facts have been varied. Many owners of last-gen consoles have expressed their joy that the game will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 of the new game which allows them to play 'Black Ops III' on their console, but lots of fans feel that what they have seen is reminiscent of FPSs out already.
Many gamers are also disappointed by the apparent similarity to 'CoD: Advanced Warfare'. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg addressed the criticisms: "I understand what you mean when you say you see similarities with Advanced Warfare, I think the movement system in Black Ops III picks up where Advanced Warfare left off, but improves it and makes it more athletic and intuitive and smoother than ever before, and that's been a big theme we've heard from the press who got hands on with the game at Reveal, which we've never been able to do before, which is another good advantage of the three-year cycle."Reuse content