Call of Duty: Black Ops Getting 3D Treatment

Activision Blizzard announced on Tuesday that Call of Duty: Black Ops will support stereoscopic 3D when the game ships for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 9th. Developed by Treyarch, studio Head Mark Lamia said that 3D support originally began as a research and development project.

"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," he said. "Aiming down the sights of your weapons, flying in helicopters, rappelling down mountains, and moving through highly detailed environments are just some of the awesome experiences you will have in 3D with Black Ops."

Call of Duty: Black Ops for Windows PC is Nvidia 3D Vision-Ready and supports stereoscopic 3D gaming using 3D Vision active-shutter glasses and Nvidia GeForce GPUs. For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system consoles, 3D features require a compatible 3D-ready HD TV.

"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.

Last week Activision Blizzard said that Call of Duty: Black Ops would follow World at War by including a cooperative Zombies cooperative mode. This allows up to four players to team up against the undead during a zombie apocalypse.

"We've taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans," Lamia teased.

Wait... zombies in 3D? This will be goooooood!

  • So does anyone know whether this will work with ATI/AMD cards ?
  • eusebe
    BrockenBobSo does anyone know whether this will work with ATI/AMD cards ?It will work if you have a TV that allows you to create a 3D image from a 2D one...
    I didn't try it on games, but for the movies, it's pretty impressive what my samsung TV can do
  • shizen
    can't hardly wait..!
  • cronik93
    Sorry if anybody doesn't find this question appealing.

    What is so great about 3D?
  • dEAne
    I don't know what it feels like playing in 3D. . . I will try.
  • eusebe
    cronik93What is so great about 3D?Well, that's what I came with (by looking at movies, and I suppose it will be close to the game experience); It won't bring you anything, it's not like 5.1 sound, crisp graphs,... Also, you won't have anything "jumping at you", but you'll have an impression of depth, an impression of "reality" that does add to the atmosphere.
    I would say, it's like colors in movies, it's not needed, but it's great to have it.
  • lradunovic77
    3D -> crappola. It is more distraction then anything.
  • baracubra
    personally I love Nvidia's 3D. I got the Acer H5360 3D projector that Tom's reviewed not too long ago and it is incredible. My fav game in 3D is Portal, as its braintwist goes extremely well with 3D. For me 3D is a great addition and I love it, but its not a life-changer.
  • tommysch
    BrockenBobSo does anyone know whether this will work with ATI/AMD cards ?
  • hokkdawg
    3d is overrated. Nice idea on paper, but it's still got a lot of development to go.