Call of Duty: Black Ops III Announced, Not Coming to Wii U

Activision finally lifted the veil on what has been long expected: Call of Duty: Black Ops III will launch on November 6th in North America. The futuristic sci-fi shooter has been confirmed for the usual suspects: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, no last-gen platform announcement was made, and one current-gen platform was omitted: the Wii U.

The sighting of an NNID link on the official site a while ago gave some hope, but now it seems fleeting. Treyarch’s Mark Lamia spoke to Eurogamer to explain that the studio was only working on next-gen and PC.

There are no ‘ports’. The game is made on multiple platforms, it’s the beginning of a new generation and we’re showing it to you on all these platforms, to dispel some of the misconceptions about development.

Last year, the PS3 and Xbox 360 ports of Advanced Warfare was outsourced to High Moon Studios, and it still did not appear on Wii U. There has been speculation, based on a beta pre-order campaign, that there won’t even be a last-gen version of Black Ops III this time, hurting the odds of a Wii U release even more.

Activision has stated there are no other platform announcements at this time. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, released at the Wii U launch in 2012, ended on a cliff-hanger leading into this part 3, making the lack of Black Ops III on Wii U all the more disappointing.

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