Are you a fan of Activision’s yearly Call of Duty series, but just haven’t found the time or money to upgrade your gaming console to the current generation? If you are, we have bad news.
Treyarch, the studio behind the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, announced today that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game would not include the single player campaign. Apparently the older hardware just can’t handle the latest version of the annual blockbuster first-person-shooter.
“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,” the company said in a statement. The last-gen versions of the game will also be missing new features like the weapon paint shop and the eSports tools.
Gaming studios Beenox and Mercenary Technology had been in charge of making the shiny new version of CoD work on the dusty old hardware, but apparently it just couldn’t be done (or maybe it just couldn’t be done on time, since the game released in roughly two months).
Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers who still want to game will get the online multiplayer mode and the ever-popular zombies survival mode. The price of the last-generation versions of the game has been dropped to $49.99 as a result of these changes.