Each year, Activision releases a new iteration in the Call of Duty franchise and with this year’s installment, we are getting Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Currently under development at Treyarch, Call of Duty seems to be taking the next step forward with a lot of the features last year’s Advanced Warfare established.
Black Ops 3 will be bringing back the exo-suits that allowed players to jump with greater distance in Advanced Warfare. Apparently, Black Ops 3 will also be giving players the ability to wall-run, much like they were able to do in Titanfall.
You may be finding yourself wondering if Black Ops 3 will offer genuinely new features when compared with the first two Black Ops games. In an interview with GamesBeat, Treyarch Studio Head Mark Lamia echoed a sentiment to all of the people who have previously played a Black Ops game before.
“There’s no experience that’s going to deliver for Black Ops or Black Ops 2 fans like this game. It builds upon a decade’s worth of experience in this team. It’s the best of everything that we’ve ever had and more. If you liked our past games, you’re going to love this game. It’ll feel comfortable, but there will be new things you’ve never been able to do, things you’ve always wanted to be able to do,” Lamia said.
What’s different and why people should pick up Black Ops 3 are absolutely valid questions for people to ask. Treyarch certainly understands what they have and have not done, so with that knowledge, they should be able to generate an experience that feels new and fresh to people.
With the emerging aspect of futuristic technology remaining in play, Black Ops 3 will unquestionably deliver new elements of the game people haven’t seen before in a Black Ops game. Providing players with the freedom of customization and a slew of choices to make in the multiplayer arena was another point of emphasis Lamia talked about.
“Building out your weapon, giving people the customization and the flexibility and the freedom to personalize what is essentially the thing you do moment to moment in the game. The character you have, whether that’s in campaign—You’re going to invest in your character in the campaign as you play through and upgrade that character and play those campaign levels in different ways.
“It won’t be the same way that somebody else does that. From a gameplay point of view, but also from a cosmetic point of view, with your achievements and your earnings, you’re going to see your character in the game that way,” Lamia said.
Multiplayer and the single-player campaign of Call of Duty have always been two expected, entertaining elements of each installment, but with Call of Duty Zombies essentially receiving it’s own section of the game, a third has arrived. Value and replayability seem to be central themes of Black Ops 3.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this coming Nov. 6. Fans who pre-order the game will receive access to the beta that will be coming prior to launch this year.