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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' Release Date for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC

( [email protected] ) May 18, 2015 02:00 PM EDT
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 released with a new breed of Black Ops soldier.The development team at Treyarch are "really taking things to a new level".
Coming November 6th (that's on a Friday)

Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best-selling video games from the famous Call of Duty franchise, not to mention video games as a whole.  The first iteration of Call of Duty: Black Ops took place in the Cold War, with the second taking place in both the Cold War and Second Cold War.  Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will take place in a dystopian future of 2065, and this is what we know on its very unusual release date and news. 

Last April, there was a lot of hype generation in its initial announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. There is good news for those who are awaiting the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, as it has an official release date.    According to Gotta Be Mobile, it will be on November 6th, and if that doesn't seem odd to you, then you might want to check your calendar.  Yes, the release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is on a Friday, and not the usual Tuesday when most new games get their release date. 

Part of the reason is that a Friday release will mean that players can spend more time actually enjoying the game on a night where there will not be work or school the next day.  Robe Kostich, the Senior Vice President at Activision Publishing, told Forbes that "we thought it would be really fun for the fans to kick-off Black Ops 3 on a weekend". 

Kostich also stated that the development team at Treyarch are "really taking things to a new level" and "there's so much in this game across every mode of play".  Additional features to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 include a reimaged campaign, multiplayer options, as well as zombies. 

For those who are not familiar with Call of Duty, it is an immensely popular series of video games that has sold more than 100 million copies.  It originally began as a first-person shooter series that took place during World War II, but it has since had games that take place in modern times with Modern Warfare as well as Black Ops.

Considering the popularity of the game, it would not be surprising if there were midnight release date events happening on Thursday, November 5th.  This has been unconfirmed, but most big games usually have these release date parties the day before that actual release date so that fans can get in on the action as soon as they can. 

Another gaming tradition, at least for the first weekend of a new offering from the Call of Duty franchise, is to have Double XP weekend.  The purpose is not only to entice players to purchase the game sooner, but get the first shot of leveling up. 

You should be able to purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.  The price for a standard edition is $59.99, Digital Deluxe, and a Season Pass.  Gamers who pre-order the game will gain access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta that starts later this year.