Activision releases a teaser trailer to preview Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s ‘Skyjacked’, one of the multiplayer maps in the game’s forthcoming Awakening expansion pack.
With Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s Awakening DLC release date of February 2, 2016 looming ever closer, Activision decided to stoke its fanbase’s anticipation by releasing a mini-preview of Skyjacked, which is one of the four multiplayer maps included in the add-on. The other three will be Rise, Splash, and Gauntlet, in addition to a newly playable area for Zombies called Der Einsendrachen.
If Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 fans recognize the layout of Skyjacked, it’s probably because they played an almost identical iteration of it in Black Ops 2, which was titled Hijacked. Of course, rather than have combat take place on a luxurious yacht like in the latter location, developers have essentially re-skinned the map to resemble a futuristic flying ship that hovers above an urbanized version Zurich, Switzerland.
Call of Duty fans ought to be excited at Skyjacked’s inclusion in the the mix, as its version in the franchise’s prior release was one of gamers’ favorite multiplayer maps. Plus, its addition should especially interest fans now that Black Ops 3 allows for players to explore it in different ways using the first-person shooter’s updated free run movement system. Folks can get a look at the Skyjacked map in the video below.
Thanks to Activision’s 2015 partnership with Sony for timed-exclusive DLC for Black Ops 3, those who own PlayStation consoles will get to experience the Awakening expansion before PC and Xbox One fans, but the wait shouldn’t be much longer than a month before hitting other platforms. Regardless, it will surely be disappointing for some who wish to jump into the fray as soon as the Awakening DLC and all of its materials are initially available, but cannot due to the aforementioned exclusivity contract.
Awakening is just the first of four expansions planned for Black Ops 3, and with that being the case, it’s obvious developers are looking to expand upon the already lucrative earnings from the title being 2015’s best-selling game, by extending the shooter’s shelf life with fresh content. Due to the fact that previous installments of DLC for the myriad entries in Call of Duty‘s numerous branching series have sold like hotcakes, Treyarch’s effort with Awakening will more than likely post huge figures as well.
What do you think about developers adding Skyjacked as an expansion map for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3‘s multiplayer? Are you excited at the prospect of revisiting an old favorite with a different look, or should the game’s creators have only provided wholly original areas instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.