Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the twelfth entry in the Call of Duty series, and it set out to innovate the Call of Duty franchise in many ways. Some years ago, it was reported by gaming journalist Jason Schreier that Call of Duty Black Ops 3 was intended initially to include an open-world campaign, likely as part of this innovative push.
However, the open-world campaign was canceled and did not make it to the game. A Reddit user has now posted around 72 images of early modes and maps from the open-world campaign, giving fans a glimpse of Treyarch’s concepts.
Early images of Black Ops 3’s scrapped open world campaign (2013)
As leaked by Reddit user u/Purpletoaster20, the game could have been an incredibly different title from what was released. The user leaked over 70 pictures, showing a wildly different game from the one that we got to play.
The open-world campaign would feature an open world connected by a hub area. This would allow many gameplay features such as exploration, side-quests, and character upgrades.
Additionally, the game was also supposed to include a day/night cycle with night vision goggles. However, only a few prototype elements made it into the game, like the Singapore hub, which was remade for a campaign mission.
It should be noted that these are just prototype images, and the open-world campaign was in development for around a year before being canceled entirely. The images depict weapon models from Treyarch’s previous game, showing that Treyarch was in the very early stages of development.
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