Call of Duty: Black Ops features 3D support

According to Kotaku, Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops will feature support for stereoscopic 3D visuals on 3D-ready HDTVs and Nvidia 3D Vision-ready PCs that use active shutter 3D glasses.

The first-person shooter’s Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC editions will offer both 3D and non-3D modes when the game launches in November. Call of Duty: Black Ops for Wii, and other platforms will not include support for stereoscopic 3D.

Developer Treyarch says it began working on stereoscopic 3D support as a research and development project but eventually felt it would be appropriate to the series. Players will be able to see the 3D effects while aiming with their weapons’ sights, flying in helicopters, rappelling down mountains, and in other activities.

Call of Duty: Black Ops’ 3D setting is presented as a menu option that players can choose to enable or disable at any time whether they’re in the single-playing campaign, multiplayer matches, or the recently confirmed Zombie mode.

“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,” says Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to hit store shelves on November 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

It’s official: the undead are rising once more for Call of Duty: Black Ops. As reported by Computer and Video Games, Treyarch announced today that the popular zombie feature is back, confirming what it calls one of the “worst kept secrets.” The return was teased yesterday on the game’s website, gknova6.com.

Four players will be able to face the onslaught in co-op, and the developer promises some fresh twists along the way. “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,” said Treyarch boss Mark Lamia.

The feature was unofficially revealed earlier in the week when it was shown in several retail listings for the strategy guide, as well as in a press release for the book. It was also exposed in a Best Buy Canada listing for the Prestige and Hardened editions of the upcoming game.

The zombie-shooting mode was first included in Treyarch’s previous title, 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. “Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie experiences to Call of Duty: Black Ops.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to hit store shelves on November 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC.