Black Ops 3 campaign defies the laws of time and space

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The latest news from the Call of Duty camp is that sequential gaming is a thing of the past. At least, it is if you want it to be. Treyarch, the game developers, have announced that the campaign mode of the upcoming Black Ops 3 will be fully unlocked from the beginning. This means that should you choose to, you can play the campaign in any order you like. It’s the gaming equivalent being able to view a TV series on Netflix in any order you want. This will give the option of skipping ahead if a particular part of the game is too tricky or too dull or just jumping to the end of the game straight away if you’re one of those ‘read the last page first’ types. While some may see this as the way forward, frankly, it sounds like the path to anarchy.

What’s even more likely to cause concern is the news that while 360 and PS3 owners will get a multiplayer version of Black Ops 3, they won’t get the campaign mode at all, sequential or otherwise, as the ageing systems can’t cope with the 1-4 player co-op gameplay. Sad times for the once-great consoles, but probably of little concern to the online masses who tend to skip the campaign altogether to get straight to the multi-player skirmishes that have made the Call of Duty series so popular.

Call of Duty is out November 6 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC.

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