Call of Duty Black Ops III surprisingly takes the first intermission at Sony’s big E3 Press Conference.

Due to it being the previous game in the series, with Black Ops IIII looming. The announcement though was for new multiplayer maps, titled the Back in Black Pack.

It is a small showcase trailer, we see a bullet travel through the four new maps available to players, including the jungle, the summit, the slums and the firing range.

There is also a surprise PlayStation Plus game drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Black Ops III will be made available as one of the games for PS plus members,  meaning players who have the PlayStation Plus subscription are able to pick up the game for free alongside X-Com 2 and Trials Fusion. The game can be downloaded, and the map packs are available starting tomorrow.


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I am honestly ambivalent to the Black Ops games, and a new map pack for Black Ops III is low on my priority list. Still, the fact that Sony is offering Black Ops III  for free to PS Plus members is a nice little bonus for people who would be willing to pick up the game for free right now.

If anything else, this is an unusual way for Activision to promote Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, but if it works in getting players hyped for the game by giving them a new map pack for the previous iteration, then I guess nothing is wrong with that.

What do you think though? Excited to see more multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Black Ops III?  How about Black Ops III? Please leave your comments below and if you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Robert Grosso

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A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.



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