Call of Duty: Black Ops Goes 3D


Call of Duty: Black Ops is bringing a new level of depth to the FPS genre with support for 3D displays on all three platforms.

The third dimension is all the rage these days, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that Activision is jumping on that bandwagon with one of the year’s most anticipated shooters. The publisher announced today that the game will be compatible with 3D displays using active shutter 3D glasses to deliver “true depth of field and an unprecedented level of immersion.”

“Development of stereoscopic 3D began as an R&D project, but once we saw what the technology brought to the Call of Duty experience, what a great fit and how immersive it was, we knew that we had to develop it for Black Ops,” said Treyarch boss Mark Lamia.

The game will support 3D on consoles connected to 3D-enabled HDTVs and on PCs equipped with Nvidia’s 3D Vision display technology, and can easily be switched to 2D for gamers who can’t afford to buy enough funky 3D glasses for everyone. “We made sure the experience is seamless for gamers to use with a simple menu option to enable stereoscopic 3D or disable it at any time whether playing in the single player campaign, multiplayer or Zombies,” Lamia added.

My interest in Black Ops is minimal but I have to admit that I’d really like to give it a try with the extra “D.” I’m not so sure it will be “the definitive 3D game experience,” as Activision predicts, but it might be cool; not cool enough to justify the purchase of a 3D television, obviously, but for those who already have one, maybe cool enough to tip the decision to buy the game. To learn more about what it brings to the 3D arena, check out Call of Duty: Black Ops comes out on November 9 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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