Studio head Mark Lamia says Zombies is “its own game”.
Treyarch revealed the first gameplay trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and while there’s been plenty of talk about the new gameplay and options, we were curious about the little tease at the end for the new Zombies mode. It turns out there’s going to be plenty to look forward to, as studio head Mark Lamia stated during a recent media briefing.
“Black Ops Zombies will have its own full, player XP based progression system. That will add even more depth and replayability to what was already an inherently and really replayable mode.
“We know that Zombies is a very easy mode to get into, very accessible. We’ve got to be sure not to sacrifice that while we’re adding depth and replayability to it. e’re going to deliver a totally unique, mind-blowing creative. It’s not like anything in the campaign and it’s not like anything in the multiplayer. It’s its own game that ships with Black Ops 3.”
Lamia also talked about going back to its roots with the Zombies mode. “We’ve been working on what’s grown into Zombies since 2008. We’ve been nurturing what’s grown into a worldwide loyal fanbase with our brand of zombies. It was then what we’ve created now, which is really a signature component of our brand of Call of Duty.
“It was born as a passion project in the studio that frankly almost didn’t exist. Our own unique brand of mind-fuckery ran through it. The fans loved the stories we tell with zombies. It’s really something very different than the rest of the offering.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out on November 6th and unlike Advanced Warfare, it will only be out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.