Subscribe To Call Of Duty Black Ops 3's Beta Launch Date Announced Updates
I've already subscribed
Treyarch and Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is set to take center stage in the beta spotlight when it goes live this August for the PlayStation 4. They don't announce anything related to the Xbox or PC being part of the beta, but they do state that more info is coming later.
Game Informer picked up the tweets from the official Treyarch Twitter account where they posted the following info about the upcoming Black Ops 3 beta.
The August 19th roll out for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta will commence first and foremost for PlayStation 4 owners. Over on the official Activision support site they do note that the beta will be available for other platforms but they don't specify a date nor do they detail exactly which other platforms will get the beta. It's likely safe to assume the Xbox One and PC will be a shoe-in, but PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners probably shouldn't hold their breath.
Further details about the beta on the support page don't really exist, but they do offer gamers some help on how to retrieve the pre-order content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
For those of you curious why the beta is coming first to the PS4 and not the Xbox, it's because Sony secured the exclusive lead for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on the PS4. So now they'll be getting DLC first, perks and bonuses ahead of the PC and Xbox platforms.
As expected, many gamers are frustrated that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 are no longer at the top of the crop when it comes to getting exclusive content or content first for the respective platforms. The signs were made apparent early in the morning during Microsoft's E3 press conference when no footage of the Black Ops 3 campaign was aired. Instead, it was revealed that Sony had secured the first dibs on this newest Call of Duty, and gamers were able to see the four-player cooperative campaign in action, running clean and pristine on the PlayStation 4.
The game has already been compared to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and there's a strong theme about war and augmentations in this newest Call of Duty game. Some feel it's already aiming a little too close to the Advanced Warfare target while others are just excited that the game now features a four-player cooperative feature for the first time in the campaign.
You'll be able to experience the beta first hand when it goes live for the PS4 next month. I imagine the beta for this game should be extra important because the game's co-op campaign mode could prove to be all kinds of crazy if it's not ironed out right proper. We'll find out when footage inevitably leaks out for the game and gamers get to comb over every single pixel and each and every frame.