Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch wants to ensure that players have a better online experience than ever before, and its shared social space will do just that. The safehouse is a place where you can spend your XP, customize your gear, and share your accomplishments with friends, among other things. Speaking to EDGE magazine, studio head Mark Lamia said that the developer is constructing its own social system layer, and that players will know exactly what their friends are up to.
We’re architecting our own social system layer that’s going to arc over all three of the modes. You’re going to know where friends are and what they’re playing. When we looked at data from Black Ops 2, we discovered that people were playing multiple game modes in a single session, and we realized we had to make that easier, especially now we have a co-op experience.
Lamia believes that a social platform will give players more freedom and improve their experience. He further said that the developer wants players to have fun and experience all game modes instead of “relying on anyone else’s tech.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch on November 6, 2015 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. If you haven’t already, make sure to read our E3 2015 preview of the game, which highlights some of the changes Treyarch is bringing to the upcoming title. And to experience multiplayer yourself, stay tuned for the PlayStation 4 beta this August.