Treyarch explains why campaign was dropped from last-gen versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Campaign Director Jason Blundell recently told GamesRadar why last-gen versions of the game wouldn’t have a campaign included.

“Let’s imagine I have my customised weapon and I’ve made it with a stock and all this extended mag and so forth,” Blundell began. “For you as a co-op player to see what weapon I have, you have to have loaded in the memory – in resident memory – every single weapon customisation.

“Current-gen memory just can’t do that. You’d have to have everything loaded otherwise you just can’t see what I’m carrying. You know you could simplify things down, but I think [Activision] made the right choice because I would hate for people to get an experience that wasn’t true to the vision of it.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be available 6 November on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Windows PC.

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