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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 to launch on Xbox 360, PS3 as well

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher Activision announced today. The two consoles had not been part of the launch lineup when Activision revealed the game back in April.

While saying that the game "has been designed to harness the full potential of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC," Activision said that "we know that there are still some fans that haven't made the transition to the new console hardware."

No version of the game is planned for Wii U, Activision said. Last year's game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, did not launch on that console, either.

"While the teams are working to deliver the best possible experience for Xbox 360 and PS3, naturally there will be some differences across generations," Activision added. That means co-operative play in the game's campaign will be restricted to two players, where it is four on the new-generation consoles and PC. The game's upcoming beta will also not be offered on PS3 and Xbox 360.

"We'll be sharing more information regarding feature differences from one console generation to another later this year as launch on Nov. 6 approaches," Activision said.

Developers Beenox and Mercenary Technology are handling the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions. No screenshots were provided. The one above is from the new-generation version of the game.

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