The third installment in the Black Ops line of the acclaimed franchise Call of Duty is due to be released this November. Although, the trailer reveal was a low-key affair, the internet has since been abuzz with rumors about this much awaited game. Here is what we know for sure about this upcoming first person shooter.
So far, everybody has been excited about the dystopian setting of the game which is in sync with the growing trend among game developers since the launch of Borderland. However, what is even more exciting about this game is its futuristic weaponry and technologies. According to the game developer, Treyarch, the game is set about 25 years after the conclusion of the last game in the saga, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This means that there would be much more technological dynamism to the game. The game adds unique features such as black ops 3 hacks with awesome properties that can be utilized by all.
PS3 and Xbox 360 take the back seat
Both developer, Treyarch, and publisher, Activision, have separately confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III would not be coming in its full glory to last generation consoles. The development of the Xbox 360 version and the PS3 version have been outsourced to Beenox and Mercenary Technology respectively. Consequently, many of the features and perks present in the main version would not be replicated in the last gen ports. This step from Activision is in the wake of many top developers jumping ship and going all out for the current generation platforms.
The main talking point for gamers excited about the new Call of Duty iteration is the possible inclusion of cybernetic implants in the game. This would lend great flexibility, both to the main story and the multiplayer version. Using such technology, gamers could possibly control drones, hack robotic tanks or send out nanorobots to outsmart their adversaries.
A female protagonist
Taking cue from the Mass Effect franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops III now features a customizable playing character in the story mode. You can change gear, appearance and sex of your playable character at the start of a single player campaign. This development comes at a time when many developers are trying to tap into the female market in the mostly male-dominated gaming arena. The case in point being the first-time inclusion of female soccer players in EA Game’s FIFA 16.
Goodbye Exo Suits
The much coveted exo suit, the Exoskeleton, won’t be making a comeback in this installment of the franchise. Gamers would miss all the crazy antics that were possible with this suit that made its debut in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. However, one shouldn’t worry too much as Treyarch have incorporated robotic limbs in the suit’s place. Therefore you won’t be missing out on much despite the limbs having their share of controversy for being eerily reminiscent of those present in the Deus Ex series.
The return of the Zombie Mode
Since the Zombie Mode was first introduced in Call of Duty: World at War, it has developed quite a following of its own. So, it would be pleasing for prospective players to know that the mode will return in Black Ops III. However, it remains to be seen how the undead would be raised in this version.