Black Ops 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has had its big reveal, and confirmed platforms for the usual triumvirate - PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Treyarch, the lead developer and source of some hope for a Wii U version courtesy of the studio's considerable experience with the Nintendo system, has also confirmed that as lead developer it's only working on those three versions.

That'll be the full fat version, with Treyarch studio boss Mark Lamia saying the following.

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.

When it comes down to Wii U and past-gen systems PS3 and Xbox 360, Lamia simply reiterated Treyarch's focus and directed everyone to Activision. The publishing giant told Eurogamer that there were no further platform announcements 'at this time'. We suspect that a third-party may be drafted in to port for the sizeable remnants of an audience on PS3 and Xbox 360, though we're more pessimistic - now - about any Wii U hopes. In any case, Activision typically announces second tier ports a month or two before release, which in this case is on 6th November.

We suggest assuming that there'll be no Wii U version - a pity after the excellent iteration of Call of Duty: Black Ops II - but reserving a tiny bit of hope to see if Nintendo squeaks in with potential last-gen port announcements later in the year.

Just in case you want to gawk at it, the reveal trailer is below.

[via eurogamer.net]