Fans who have played previous Call of Duty: Black Ops games should be excited to hear that Treyarch is taking a lot of points and concepts from those games and injecting them into Black Ops 3. With the game’s beta right around the corner on PS4 next week, players will have a chance to get a feel for Black Ops 3’s multiplayer firsthand.
Prior to the beta kicking off though, atombash.com had the chance to find out more regarding what Treyarch is doing to own multiplayer in Black Ops 3. Scorestreaks are always a major topic when it comes to each year’s Call of Duty and whether it’s Treyarch, Sledgehammer Games or Infinity Ward, each of them likes to put their own flavor into that aspect of multiplayer.
If you played Black Ops 2’s multiplayer, then you’ll be pleased to know Black Ops 3’s scorestreaks will have a strong resemblance to the former. Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Game Director Dan Bunting talked about what they wanted to embrace with Black Ops 3’s scorestreaks.
“The scorestreak system is very similar to Black Ops 2. We’ve kept it that way for an important reason. In the same way that we want things to have very big identities and big personalities and unique roles, we also want it to be very accessible and don’t want to overcomplicate any of the systems. Any players can go in an understand the system very quickly and make free choices. The things that you’ve chosen have a very different role from the other things that you’ve chosen.
“We didn’t want to blur the lines between the roles. We didn’t want to make the roles very nuanced, we wanted the differences to be big and very understandable, so accessibility and understanding how each piece of gameplay content works and how it functions is important to us,” Bunting said.
Accessibility is something Call of Duty’s multiplayer has embraced recently and this isn’t a bad thing as there still is plenty of depth for expert players who really want to dig into the experience. Lowering the barrier for entry for players who aren’t as driven to play multiplayer all day everyday helps that curiosity of some become more than just that, curiosity.
The Specialists in Black Ops 3’s multiplayer do have major differences between them, especially when you consider one individual’s special attack versus another’s. For expert players though, they shouldn’t worry because there’s plenty of nuance for people to learn about as they progress.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s multiplayer beta will kick off this coming Wednesday, Aug. 19 exclusively on the PS4. Xbox One and PC will receive betas of their own, but not until the following Wednesday, Aug. 26. Black Ops 3 will be launched this coming holiday on Friday, Nov. 6.