If you were upset at Activision for dropping the Black Ops III single-player campaign mode on previous-gen consoles, today’s news will do little to ease the wound.
The publisher has confirmed (via Kotaku) that the first additional map pack will not be available for Xbox 360 and Sony PS3.
The Awakening pack will feature four maps, including the first part of a four-part co-op zombies adventure, will hit PS4 on February 2.
Sony has timed exclusivity on new maps, while the Xbox One and PC platforms will get it a month later.
One thing’s for sure, those who haven’t updated their console yet will miss out completely on the $15 pack.
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However, given they won’t have access to the first chapter of the Zombies DLC adventure, it doesn’t look good.
Activision had claimed it had been unwilling to deliver a compromised single player experience for previous-gen consoles.
“As we announced back in June,” the company wrote,
“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
Gamers were understanding of that to a certain degree, but the lack of additional multiplayer content is unlikely to please those who’ve splashed out for what is now less than half of the full experience.