COD: Black Ops 3 Will Run At 30fps On Xbox 360 And PS3

by : Mark Foster on : 23 Oct 2015 13:44
Call of Duty

If you were looking forward to playing a nice little juicy 60fps game or two of the upcoming Black Ops 3 on your Xbox 360 or PS3, then this news is probably gonna piss you off.


Last-gen devs Beenox and Mercenary Technology are aiming at 30 frames per second for the shooter, claiming it’s down to stability as the old consoles struggle to cope with all the pew pew in the game. COD is well known as a franchise for churning out 60fps shooters like it ain’t no thing, with Advanced Warfare and Ghosts both hitting it on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Speaking to Develop, Beenox creative director Thomas Wilson spoke about the struggle to hit the big 60:

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 have also recently announced that the last-gen ports of Black Ops 3 would not feature any of its single-player campaign due to technical limitations. This means that PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will only carry the game’s multiplayer and zombies modes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will release on November 6 across all platforms.

Mark Foster

Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he's been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.

Topics: Gaming


  1. Develop

    Beenox targeting 30fps for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360