Black Ops 3 Devs Aiming for 30fps on Last-Gen Consoles Instead of 60

With the game releasing in roughly two weeks, the developers for Black Ops 3 have unveiled a multitude of new details for the third installment of...
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    With the game releasing in roughly two weeks, the developers for Black Ops 3 have unveiled a multitude of new details for the third installment of Black Ops. Whether it was additional game modes, or changes to the multiplayer, the devs and publishing company have been consistently updating the gaming community on their new FPS. Although amidst all of this, there hasn’t been much news about what players with last generation consoles can expect to see. Until now, that is.​

    While discussing the game’s frame rate with Develop, Beenox Creative Director Thomas Wilson has said that accomplishing 60fps while attempting to port a current gen game to previous gen consoles has proven to be quite difficult. That being said, fans of the series that are still on last gen consoles may have to accept the fact that Black Ops 3 will most likely only be running at around 30fps. The developers have been actively working on this frame rate issue, but have ultimately come up empty-handed.

    For a franchise that has hit 60fps on all of its previous titles, this news may come as somewhat of a surprise. However, the sheer amount of detail required to port a game that is meant for current gen consoles onto last gen must be taken into consideration. This is also the reason why last generation players will not be able to experience the game’s campaign, being limited to the multiplayer and zombie modes. Furthermore, last gen players will also not have access to the Season Pass, nor "The Giant" zombies bonus map. Other than this unfortunate news regarding frame rate, the developers have released an official launch trailer that you can check out below. It showcases gameplay from all of the game’s features. Including it’s action-packed campaign, intense multiplayer, and the latest incarnation of zombie mode.

    UPDATE - In the latest issue of Xbox magazine one of the producers for Black Ops 3, Jason Blundell, has said that the newest version of Zombies will be the largest map for the game mode that they've ever created. Dubbed 'Shadows of Evil,' it will be taking place in a noir-style city that will feature many different ways to ravage your way through the waves of zombies. Players will have the opportunity to wipe out the crowds of undead while carefully treading over scaffolding, traversing through a tram transit system, among many other things. Considering it's the largest version of Zombies yet, we can certainly expect it to be even more immersive than it always has been.
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be hitting stores on November 6th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. While also making its way to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


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  1. Kabal
    What do people from last gen really expect?
  2. AlmightySo
    30 fps for this **** game kek

    Move on up to pcmr u peasants
  3. Wavy
    Common sense really. I would not expect lat gen to be 60fps. Next gen is barely even holding that status.
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  4. Persistence
    If people are going to complain about this "Please hurry up and get a new gen Console it's been long enough you have no reason to have kept the 360,PS3".
  5. 3xTiNcT
  6. BrownMagician
    Looks like the modding scene is finished, bo3 just got horrible. Why would any sane person get this on old gen and not next gen. 30fps smh lol
    1. CrossFadeFTW
      Most have Xbox 360 still for either modding or cause they don't have enough money to buy an Xbox One
    2. Razor sean
      Lmao where did the Xbox 360 and the Xbox dOne come from?
  7. Apple_Shark
    They wait two weeks before release date to say it's going to run at 30 fps but 2 months before they stuck the sticker that said $80 on it on the front cover of that thing, I think imma start a new hobby like airsoft or something
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    2. Deadpool
      On console yes. Regardless of frame rate it'll be ten times a better game than cod at 60fps.
    3. Red58
      Can confirm, Bethesda loves us more than Activision.
    4. Apple_Shark
      I have an Xbox one but I'd rather watch paint dry than deal with the interface lag and connection issues so I guess imma miss out on bo3 but honestly it doesn't bother me
  8. AlienFreek01
    So you're telling me that I can't run around, in graphics that look like melted cheese, at 60 fps? It must be the end of the world. Honesty I think they are just trying to make people switch. "it's the engine we are using" not it's not it's that lack of effort you have
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    1. Chazay
      Not on 10 year old hardware. My phone is more powerful than a X360.
    2. AlienFreek01
      If a full lobby on gta v can run at 30 fps, with the graphics it has, it bull**** that bo3 can't run at 60, or even have a campaign.
  9. TheItalianLad
    They are trying to make the public switch from last gen purposely.
    1. Chazay
      As they should. Last gen = 10 years gold, current gen = 2 years old. TIME TO STEP UP PEOPLE. Y'all are grandmas.
  10. Chazay
    No one should support last gen. The last gen consoles came out ~10 years ago. The new consoles have been out for 2 years. It is time to retire them.
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      I wouldn't say retire them, it's nice going back and playing some older games sometimes. Maybe just stop making new games for them.
    3. Chazay
      That is what I mean by retire them.
    4. 3xTiNcT
      Ah wasn't sure, but I agree. It's about time.