In what could become the definitive 3D game experience, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be playable in stereoscopic 3D when the game launches worldwide on November 9. Activision today revealed that the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs and 3D PCs utilizing active shutter 3D glasses, delivering true depth of field and a level of immersion that is perfectly suited for the Call of Duty action experience.
Call of Duty: Black Ops will be playable in both 3D and non-3D on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The 3D gameplay for now only affects PS3 and PC.
“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. 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,” says Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.
Added Lamia, “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.”
We officially can’t wait to see how it turns out. With any luck we’ll be able to nab a 3D HDTV on which to test the PS3 version. Stay tuned!