Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets stripped-down for Xbox 360, PS3

It's November, which means that if you're a Call of Duty fan, this is your time to shine. We've been seeing yearly updates to the franchise for some time now, and that doesn't look to change any time soon. There are some new changes to the latest release, if you're still gaming on the previous generation platforms, so you may want to take those into consideration before picking it up.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 launches this Friday on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3. Unfortunately not all versions of the game are created equal. As time goes on, it becomes harder to create a game that takes advantage of the power of new consoles, while still making it run well on older ones. Storage space also becomes an issue, as newer games take up more and more space on discs and hard drives.

With these things in mind, Activision and Treyarch have stated that in order to cut corners and make a game that still runs well, they have cut the single-player/co-op campaign from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. This may be disappointing, but let's face it, Call of Duty players tend to spend most of their time playing the multiplayer portions of the game.

The other big disappointment is that the game will scale between 30 and 60 FPS in the standard multiplayer modes of the game. The Zombies mode will be limited to 30 FPS at all times. You also obviously won't see any of the eSports features like CODCasting and Theater on the older consoles.

To make up for these shortcomings, everyone who purchases Black Ops 3 for the last-gen consoles will also receive a digital download of the original Black Ops game. It may not make up for everything, but hey, at least they're thinking of you.

VIA: Eurogamer