Black Ops 3, developed by Treyarch, was previously stated to have a two player co-op campaign for Xbox 360 and PS3, instead of the four player campaign available to PC, Xbox One and PS4, but now gamers who haven’t upgraded will only get to play multiplayer and zombie modes.
Activision claim that the “ambitious scope” of the co-operative campaign “could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware.” Other features will also be missing from the last gen versions, including the Weapon Paint Shop, the eSports tools and “features built to leverage the next-generation hardware.”
While not directly apologising for the lack of a major feature, Black Ops 3 should cost $10 less than it previously was and buyers will also get the original Black Ops for free.
It is clear that last gen hardware just isn’t cutting it any more as developers have moved on, but for such a major feature, and in this case a big selling point, to be missing because they couldn’t put in a second player? I’m not so sure. The tenner off isn’t much to make up for it, still costing $49.99, and while a free Black Ops isn’t bad, the vast majority of people will already have it.
What are your thoughts? Do you think it is okay to drop such a major feature so close to release? Let us know in the comments!