Call of Duty: Black Ops III to run at 30fps on last-gen

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III will run at 30fps on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game’s developer has confirmed.

Speaking to Develop, Beenox creative director Thomas Wilson, whose team is working on the last-gen ports of the title with Mercenary Technology, said: “I’d say that we tried to hit that target [60fps]. It becomes harder when you’re working on current gen platforms.

“We’re basically looking more at something like 30fps. But still, the experience is very enjoyable, otherwise it’s not Call of Duty.”

Activision previously announced that the studio would be ditching the single-player campaign from last-gen versions of the game, leaving multiplayer and a zombie mode.

Wilson continued: “What we do is we basically, step by step, reduce the polycounts on each asset, reduce the amount of memory that each effects will take, and then eventually we make sure that we maintain that core experience intact,” he said.

“The challenge really is to make that fit in memory, make sure that the experience is good and that you have a great frame rate. So there’s always a big challenge in doing that because of course the main developer will try to make the most kick-ass new-gen game possible. We don’t want them to think about constraints, we want them to go out there and have fun.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III will launch for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Friday, November 6th, 2015.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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