Following the multiplayer reveal for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” at E3 2015, the next item on developer Treyarch’s agenda appears to be the undead. Treyarch is now focusing on the game's zombies mode, and will have something to show come July.
Treyarch had teased a new image of zombies along with a July 9 date via its official Facebook account. Fans see it as a reveal date of sorts, where more will be gleaned about this new chapter in the upcoming "COD" title.
So far, there have been only hints about what the developer has planned for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” zombies. In a previous report from VG 24/7, Treyarch’s Mark Lamia revealed that the team is planning something very different for the zombies mode.
In fact, instead of the usual alternative mode, Treyarch says the zombies mode will be a game of its own, with a different take from either the single-player campaign or the multiplayer. The studio also will add a new factor to the mode: replayability.
“ 'Black Ops 3’ Zombies will have its own full, player XP-based progression system. That will add even more depth and replayability to what was already an inherently and really replayable mode,” said Lamia, as quoted by VG 24/7.
This is not the only change that will be coming to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.” For this year’s installment for the "COD" series, Sony has also managed to strike a deal that used to be monopolized by Microsoft. The timed-exclusive rights for the downloadable content is now coming first to the PlayStation platforms.
Sony has even clarified this, stating that the DLC will be exclusive to the PS4 and PS3 first for a full 30 days before the expansions become available on Xbox platforms. The new partnership may not be a single-year deal and will be similar to how Microsoft has previously enjoyed exclusivity, reports Eurogamer.
One of the reasons for the new partnership may be due to Sony’s role in “Destiny.” Given that PlayStation platforms had some temporary exclusivity for Bungie and Activision’s project last year, Activision remains hopeful that this also will be the case for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3,” reports Express.
The exclusivity, however, is just a timed and temporary one, as Xbox layers will still get to play “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” when it is released this fall.