The most important decision to make is to when to upgrade the new generation by a Modern console gamer. It is not a life and death decision but not a lighter one decision. So there are some careful decisions to be made along the time.
Tens out of millions have already made the jump but still there are many gamers who are making full use of PS3 and Xbox 360 and it is looking like the end of the former generation. Late last week, Activision announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 will not include the full campaign that will be featured in the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Instead, PS3 and 360 owners will be restricted to Multiplayer and Zombies gameplay.
“The ambitious scope of the 1-4 player co op Campaign design of the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions could not be faithfully recreated on old generation hardware” according to the studio. In order to give PS3 and 360 owners a worthwhile online experience, the campaign had to be cut altogether. As restitution, Activision is including a free copy of the original Black Ops, but will that satisfy the fans?
Regardless of whether or not the inclusion of a free game makes up for a downgraded package, it’s clear that the new generation is becoming a priority for developers and publishers, even more so than it was this time last year.
Just a few weeks ago, Rockstar Games revealed a new update for Grand Theft Auto V that would add Freemode Events to the open world of the game’s online mode. But there was something else about this update that made it unique — it was the first to miss the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.
Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, two of the biggest franchises in the world of gaming, are leaving the PS3 and the 360 behind. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to update, this holiday season might be it.