Black Ops 3 in 2018
We’re back on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in 2018. “What do you mean, the new Call of Duty: WWII is right around the corner?” Sure, but Sledgehammer Games has made this game, and before the end of November there is going to be a resurgence of WWII players looking for an alternative multiplayer video-game title, and we’re asking that you make the transition to/back to Black Ops 3.
There is no selfish agenda here. Sorry, there most certainly is. It has been a couple of years now since the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and that means there is the chance of the online servers no longer being supported after November 3rd this year (in 2017). That would be a darned, flang-dang-it situation for the remaining Black Ops 3 multiplayer community, in having to endure the growing pains of yet another Call of Duty title release to add to the growing list of COD games to launch after Black Ops 3. One of these brave few, sticking around to battle out the third year for the release cycle of Black Ops 3, is me. Yep, there you have it. A potential victim of video-game titles superseding older, more dated titles, like Black Ops 3.
This is a whimsy, yet somewhat poetic story of how a person fell off the face of the (virtual) world, only to return two years later to find their birth child, (Black Ops 3) has already been made. Nonetheless, this is going to all change in 2018 (saying this because a couple of months is not going to cut it), as the wheels are turning, and it is now or never to start playing Treyarch’s Black Ops 3, ideally until the next release of the next Treyarch developed Call of Duty title (in 2018). Huh, things can sometimes work out for the better.
Black Ops 3 may die on November 3rd, just over a week away from now, and the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer scene may be lit up with (the once) Black Ops 3 online community. This may be the conclusion that many have been thought-processing against, as it seems so right in the mind to think that Activision would push the Treyarch developed Black Ops 3 online servers support right on up until the release of the next Treyarch developed COD title. This would be hopeful thinking; and Activision treat the Call of Duty franchise as though it was Walmart, having the synchronisation of getting products off the shelves, and then only restocking the shelve with this particular brand of item if it is selling to their own criteria. Now, Call of Duty, only supporting the online servers for their previous titles if they feel like it. The statistics is a hock-load-of-balcony, as Activision will have a team meeting for the Call of Duty IP representatives, and there will be a vote - the most votes win - and this is a vote on whether or not to support Black Ops 3’s multiplayer servers for a third year.
When advanced movement mechanics were introduced to the Call of Duty franchise, like many, I was unwilling to adopt this type of warfare, and so two years passed without playing Call of Duty, or any console game for that matter. I had very little interest in the 2013 next-generation consoles, but in 2016 made the move to next-gen, and it must be said that there is still little that I like about the next-generation consoles. The Xbox One made sense when summing up the options, as it had access to Modern Warfare Remastered and Dead Rising 3. Tick, and tick. The PlayStation 4 would be the next thing on the agenda, as the console looks, feels and plays better. Personal opinion, and I have both consoles to make the fair one v one judgement.
Black Ops 3 is the future: After completely ignoring the Advanced Warfare launch, and subsequently (mostly due to the unfortunate reasoning that I did not yet have the next-generation console) in 2015, there was the more than reasonable reasons for totally ignoring the release of Treyarch studios’ Black Ops 3. It shared the same futuristic war setting that I disapproved of a year earlier, and the case cover did not look all that original. I like Treyarch, as they are my number one Call of Duty developing studio, but what was it about the Black Ops 3 game that left fans shallow in disapproval. It has taken until 25th October, 2017, but I am now an advocate for the Black Ops 3 multiplayer online server support throughout the duration of Call of Duty: WWII’s one year life-cycle. Not unreasonable to expect Activision to support their most favoured Call of Duty title in years, Black Ops 3, at least until the next Treyarch Call of Duty title release in late 2018.
Black Ops 3 is clearly suffering from oversight, as this game is easily just as fun as Raven Software’s Modern Warfare Remastered. I guess, for many it was the IP appeal of running and gunning in the Call of Duty franchise that kept people hanging around. Since, Black Ops 3 has been overlooked for the unfortunate decisions made by Activision, as it is still fun to run and gun in Black Ops 3’s multiplayer mode. The wall running and super jumps in Black Ops 3 also feel relatively good, and since owning the Black Ops 3 game (today, moving forward) after finally coming through the mail, this may be one of my most played games throughout 2018 (next year). So really, what I’m trying to say is, “Activision can you please continue the support for Black Ops 3’s multiplayer servers?”. Answer is, NO. In this case the Black Ops 3 servers will begin to destabilise in 2018, and this would be a bummer whilst trying to get my playtime out of the Black Ops 3 multiplayer experience. You know, there will be never ending lag disconnects, matching screens that circle for 20 mins, the overwhelming sentiment that there is no one else playing the multiplayer, and worst of all - those looking for a Call of Duty futuristic warfare experience will be forced to play Infinite Warfare.
So, here’s to hoping there is still a Black Ops 3 in 2018.
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