Call of Duty is officially moving from Microsoft's Xbox One to Sony's PlayStation 4.
Developer Treyarch Studios confirmed the game's shift from Xbox to PS4 during an eSports live stream, which explains why Sony debuted Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at E3 2105 instead of Microsoft.
Sony and Activision teamed up to announce that PS4 will be getting Black Ops 3 DLC before Xbox One, which turns the tables. Previously, the publisher had a partnership with Microsoft to provide exclusive content for its gaming system.
The move to bring the biggest shooter franchise on the market to Sony's system makes sense, seeing as the PS4 continues to make better sales than the Xbox One.
This also means that PS4 users will get exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 content first, including exclusive map packs and the release of the multiplayer beta, all before Xbox and PC gamers.
Gamers will get to try out the new momentum-based, chain-movement system in the beta, as well as testing the multiplayer maps and trying different specialists.
Treyarch revealed at Gamescom that one player from each team can ban and protect score streaks, weapons, abilities or specialists, heading into a competitive match in multiplayer mode.
The game will also feature "Shadows of Evil," the new zombie experience introduced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, when the game is officially released.
To access the beta, players must have previously pre-ordered Black Ops 3 for PS4, Xbox One or PC from retailers, the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Store or Steam.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will officially be released on November 6.