Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 Details: Cooperative Campaign, Current Gen Console Exclusivity & More Confirmed

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Apr 27, 2015 11:02 AM EDT
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As promised, Call of Duty: Black Ops III debuted with a gameplay trailer yesterday following two teaser videos, showing us the game's fictional future setting revolving around human enhancement and super soldiers.

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More information has come out of publisher Activision and developer Treyarch concerning Black Ops III, including the confirmation that the title will only be available on current generation systems. The beta (pre-ordering will grant you access) was mentioned for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in the trailer, and those are in fact the only systems the game will be released for on November 6.

Black Ops III features a full campaign that can be played cooperatively with up to four players. That's a pretty strong addition, perhaps made possible by the commitment to current generation hardware only. The popular Zombies mode will be back as well, this time in a more advanced state than before. For the first time, the mode will boast an experience progression system, evolving past its simpler score-chasing unlock style.

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"Nearly 100 million people have played Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, making it the most-played series in Call of Duty history. And those fans are about to get the best Black Ops game we've made yet with Call of Duty: Black Ops III." said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision. "This is Treyarch's first three year development and man, have they made the most of it; with a ton of innovation across all modes of play, and of course a mind bending, wild ride of a story, Black Ops style. Our fans will get a taste for themselves with a Beta later this year. But for now, Black Ops is back."

In Black Ops III's futuristic setting, bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of soldier. Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. As seen in the trailer (below), this also comes with a range of abilities like a machine gun arm and super punches. The new multiplayer system boasts a momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, not dissimilar to the exo movement of Advanced Warfare, it seems. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming beta.

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