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You wont get Call of Duty Black Ops 3's story in one playthrough

We've been promised the breaking of new ground every year with COD and this time it's Treyarch's turn with Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 (opens in new tab). Not just content with the series' first of customisable Call Of Duty characters (opens in new tab), the team is apparently focussing on creating a multi-layered narrative that means you'll only see a small part of it the first time you play through the story. Environments will be open for you to explore, letting you discover the story in your own time and encouraging repeat playthroughs.

In a feature in the new issue of Edge Magazine, campaign director Jason Blundell explains that the story will be open to multiple interpretations too. "You may have one character who you see in a certain way," he says. "But then, as you come to believe something else about the story, you may listen to a line of their dialogue again and slap your forehead thinking 'why did I hear it so wrong the first time? Why didn't I understand that nuance?' We expect people to be passionate, to be furious with each other about what they believe happened, or what the purpose of a level was. We've written it so the facts support multiple interpretations."

You can read the full feature in the new issue of Edge Magazine out now. Download the digital editionhere (opens in new tab)orsubscribe (opens in new tab)to future issues.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.