The Call of Duty franchise, for the past few years has been using the Xbox as the lead development console, while providing exclusive content at the same time for Microsoft's platform. This year it appears that the tables might be turning.
The UK Xbox One page does not show exclusive content for Black Ops 3, as can be seen in the image below:
Another indication is that VG247′s preliminary Black Ops 3 experience was on a PS4 system, and if this holds true it appears that Sony is taking some serious steps to make up for a limited 2015 first party line-up.
Treyarch's studio head Mark Lumia, in a recent interview, stated that Treyarch's aim is to make all three versions of Black Ops 3 look very good. He emphasised that Treyarch's 300 employees want to ensure that “PC Gamers get the best possible experience” They don't want the PC version feel like it's in "second Place".
Lumia mentioned that the focus is to make the game run at 60fps for both consoles. The PlayStation 4 version of Black Ops 3 is already at 1080p, but when asked about the resolution of the Xbox One version he avoided the question, saying that the frame rate is the "higher priority".
The requirements for the PC version of Black Ops 3 are as follows:
Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 6970 @ 1GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
The pre-order page for Black Ops 3 is now open and grants you access to the Beta. We will bring you any new information on Black Ops 3 as soon as it becomes available. The title is being developed by Treyarch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and will release on November 6 2015. Be sure to check out our previous Black Ops 3 coverage for more information here and here.