If you wanted to pre-order the digital version of Call of Duty Black Ops III for the Xbox One, your choices are now limited. Those pre-orders have been removed for the past several days from both the both the Xbox Store and Amazon.
This odd occurrence was first reported by ICXM. People who have already purchased the digital version of the game from the Xbox Store and Amazon should have no problems downloading it when the game launches on November 6. Kotaku has contacted both Microsoft and Call of Duty Black Ops III's published Activision for comment, but at the moment, neither are offering an explanation for this move.
Activision's statement says:
Microsoft's response to Activision's statement is even more vague:
It's worth noting that this is the first Call of Duty game in several years that doesn't have a Xbox timed exclusive on its post-release DLC content; Black Ops III's expansion packs will be released on Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles first. If you really want the game on the Xbox One digitally, you can still get the "digital deluxe" version, which includes the base game, the Season Pass of post-release content, and more from GameStop for $100. Otherwise, you will have to get the game via an old-fashioned disc from Amazon and many different retailers
- Get the Xbox One Digital Deluxe edition of Call of Duty Black Ops III from GameStop for $100
- Pre-order the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III at Amazon for $59.88
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