Activision have today lifted the lid on details surrounding Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
The next installment in the highly successful Call of Duty series will deliver a campaign that can be played as a full single player game or co-op online with up to four players, the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty and, a mind blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system. It will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 6th. It has also been revealed that those who pre-order the game will also get access to a series first multiplayer beta before the game is released. Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision stated:
Nearly 100 million people have played Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, making it the most-played series in Call of Duty history. And those fans are about to get the best Black Ops game we’ve made yet with Call of Duty: Black Ops III. This is Treyarch’s first three year development and man, have they made the most of it; with a ton of innovation across all modes of play and of course a mind bending, wild ride of a story, Black Ops style. Our fans will get a taste for themselves with a Beta later this year. But for now, Black Ops is back.
Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch also added:
Black Ops III is without a doubt, the most ambitious project ever in the history of our studio. Since the launch of Black Ops II, we have been pushing ourselves to develop the best Call of Duty game we can for the millions of fans that continue to play our games, even to this day. We’ve been taking advantage of the three year development cycle by pushing our game design forward in every way imaginable, crafting all-new experiences, mechanics, systems and characters, all in the deepest Call of Duty that we’ve ever made. This really is like getting three games in one.
The story for the campaign sets players into a future world, where bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier. Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. In a world more divided than ever, this elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger and smarter.
Multiplayer has also been given special attention with a new new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, all while maintaining complete control over their weapon at all times. Treyarch also introduces its new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat. Multiplayer is rounded out with an all-new weapon customisation system that give players more powerful tools than ever to build and personalise that perfect weapon. More details about the fantastic multiplayer offering is set to come at a later date. Zombies also returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, delivering a completely unique Zombies experience and is the most immersive and ambitious Zombies to date, complete with a new XP progression for players, adding unprecedented levels of depth and re-playability. Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising, GameStop has already been impressed, adding:
Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut that continues to reinvent itself year after year with new storylines and exciting features. We’ve been able to get an early look at Call of Duty: Black Ops III and are extremely impressed with what we’ve seen and expect it to be a huge hit yet again.
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