Get set for Call of Duty Black Ops III
Assuming that ‘future warfare’ is to video games what superheroes are to films, then gamers will be shaking with excitement for the upcoming release of Call of Duty Black Ops III.
The latest edition of the franchise’s hugely successful Black Ops story arc is set in 2065 – four decades after the events of Black Ops II - in a universe reminiscent of Bladerunner where robots and humans have merged.
As a dystopian future where robotic augmentation, energy weapons and thruster packs have become common parlance for infantry combat, regular gamers will notice that the gameplay closer resembles Destiny and Titanfall than the rest of the franchise.
Naturally, the pace of the game is a lot faster than its predecessor with less emphasis on maintaining realism. Map design will take into account things such as thruster-powered double jumps, power slides, wall running and underwater combat, but keep the Black Ops distinctive feel.
One of the biggest changes is that the campaign mode will trade in its traditional single-player experience for an all-new four player co-op one, encouraging you to complete missions as a team, so you will no longer need to fight with your friends over the controllers. Whether you are a fan or not, there’s no hiding that a huge bulk of game’s success comes from the 40 million people playing the game’s multiplayer mode.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III will hit shelves worldwide on November 6, 2015.