Despite the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 both being almost a decade old in terms of hardware, there are still games coming to these platforms. Like Call of Duty Black Ops 3, which will not be ported to the prev-gen by Treyarch, instead, it will be handled by Beenox and Mercenary Technology. However, there is going to be other differences outside the visuals/framerate, because there will be something else cut from these two platforms.
And that would be the campaign mode. Activision’s statement says that Treyarch wouldn’t have been able to faithfully recreate the 1-4 player cooperative campaign on the previous consoles. There will also be no Weapon Paint Shop, as well as no eSports tools – for these, you have to play the game on PS4/Xbox One/PC.
But because of this, the PS3/X360 versions will cost 50 dollars – it’s questionable if it’s worth getting the game for the multiplayer and the zombie mode (dubbed Shadows of Evil this year) only… even if you might get a download code for the first Black Ops game for free.
So for the story mode, you have to upgrade.