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Treyarch Fully Embraces 3D For Call Of Duty: Black Ops

Well damn, maybe I have another reason besides GT5 to get the 3D glasses for my TV this year.

If you're expected to be one of the most popular entertainment releases of all time, it would make sense that you launch with up-to-date technology. Activision has announced that Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, set to launch on November 9, will be 3D compatible. From day one, the hotly anticipated shooter will be supported by 3D-ready HDTVs for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and PC players can enjoy the extra immersion via NVIDIA's 3D Vision-Ready technology. Apparently, this came about only recently, as Treyarch boss Mark Lamia said development of stereoscopic 3D "began as an R&D project" but once they saw what 3D did for their game, they just had to do it. And they aren't skimping on the 3D, either; every last one of the game's available modes will support 3D, so you can get the extra visual dimension in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer action. Heck, even the recently confirmed zombies will be in 3D.

So the closer we get to the holidays, the more incentive you have to ante up and join the next level of video game viewing. Right?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

Tags: cod, cod black ops, call of duty, cod 3d, black ops 3d

10/5/2010 10:33:27 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (51 posts)

Snaaaake
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:46:16 AM
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Now this is news of the day.
Totally didn't see this coming.

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to_far_apart
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:54:46 AM

very unexpected

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:50:44 AM
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xbox has 3D? lol okay. i honestly doubt it looks as good as the ps3...

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:34:46 PM

I bet you each Xbox copy of the game nets you some neato green and red glasses!

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booze925
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 1:03:02 AM

uhhh... news flash
it is

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:52:11 AM
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Thats pretty awesome. Has anyone here played a 3D compatible game? do they look really cool like everyone says they do, or is it just overrated?.

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Maiq The Liar
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:55:04 AM

They're awesome, well killzone 3 is in 3D.

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Mr_Nice_Guy
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 3:31:03 PM

I have my PS3 connected to a 3DTV and 3D gaming is awesome. If you can afford a setup, go for it. It really adds a whole new layer of immersion to your gaming. And now I am more than likely gonna pick up Black Ops, just to play it in 3D. I had no interest at all in it before.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 4:29:46 PM

My cardboard xbox glasses are red & blue, LOL

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MadKatBebop
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 6:03:30 PM

Im thinking about geting HD 3D tv, I just have to wait a couple of months I barely have enough money as it is. But Black Ops and Killzone 3 in 3D sound so awesome!.

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GuardianMode
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:03:30 AM
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lol If I remeber correctly someone at MS stated that 3D was a non issue for gaming. I think it was on CVG or someplace. To get back on track. I bet it surprised the 360 faithful. This is more in line for the PS3 crowd.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:09:59 AM
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Wait so the XBOX has 3D?

WTF Is there something I need to know? It dont haz 3D?

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Sunni_Boi
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:28:44 AM

I understand you on that one. Yeah something fishy is going on. Maybe it uses those cheap 3d glasses.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:52:03 PM

Avatar did it close to a year ago. Someone on here pointed me to Digital Foundry for proof. But, I still don't really understand how it works. It certainly isn't with the dinky cellophane glasses.
Peace.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:53:04 PM

Its the same 3D that comes with Batman AA GOTY Ed is it not?

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:56:39 PM

Not sure. You can do that digging yourself.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 2:09:12 PM

Ha, thanks. I shall.

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___________
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:55:34 AM

no, its not the red and blue 3D BAA offers its the proper stereoscopic 3D games like GT5 and KZ3 are offering.
crysis 2 is offering the same thing.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:24:15 AM
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I have high hopes that treyarch will do great with this game like they did with W@W. And also the 3-D add-on sounds totally awesome.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:33:01 PM

It's actually a lot older than that. That tech was first developed in 1853. So MS is depending on 160 year tech to deliver 3D to their userbase. Nice.

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THEVERDIN
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:43:51 AM
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So they say launch with up-to-date technology, But they won't include MOVE controls, go figure.

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Gregory Freeman
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 9:49:06 PM

lol it wud prolly be a crappy Wii port anyway...

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AshT
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:15:37 PM
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Now i have to get Black ops, but how i'm gonna get that $$$$$$$$$ 3D TV :(

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:36:06 PM
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its sad that they are putting sooo much effort in to making 3D games modes in every top game, when probably over 95% of the gamers dont have 3D tellys.

or am I out of touch? how many here have a 3D telly?

quite frankly when they invent a TV that doesn't need glasses, I will buy one. until then, my personal wish is that they concentrate on making the 2D game amazing and then think of 3D later on.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:40:20 PM

The push for new technology has to start somewhere.

Oh and apparently they have created a Glasses free 3DTV using the Cell processor in the PS3. I think Toshiba is making it.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:50:54 PM

Alot of people said that about bluray in ps3, now everyone is singing a different tune though

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Maiq The Liar
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 2:35:17 PM

holograms next :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 4:29:42 PM

The glasses-less TVs are just beginning to be sold in Japan, gonna be awhile til we get em with perfect tech though. And you always have to sit in the center of the screen.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 12:44:19 PM
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or are they forcing us to buy more?

do we really 'need' 3D tellys? it would be nice, but im not sure its all there yet. and seeing as all the big games are coming out with 3D now, I just wondered if there wasn't any 3D.. what would these guys be doing? ..I figure they would be giving us things in the game that we would all enjoy, like glitch free (lol) gaming etc etc...

Im not against 3D, I just dont see why we really need it in every game out there, when most of us dont have 3D TVs.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:15:12 PM

Of course we don't need 3D but none of us "need" PS3's either. None of this is needed. Its just a push for newer and more options. Besides making a game 3D doesn't take away much more time from the developers in the development process. All they are doing for the most part is rendering it differently. Rendering two images instead of one. Adds a few days at least, at most a few weeks.

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dveisalive
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:15:50 PM
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Man they are doing this to save there selves money instead of coming out with new systems i tell ya. We all got HD TV's but i only got one that is 3d ready but i got to buy this piece that plugs in the back of my TV with those stupid glasses etc... But then again for those who dont have 3d tv's it sucks! I mean u got to buy that, Black Ops, Stereoscopic Glasses lol Sony is making up for the money they lost making PS3's. They are gonna be even more rich why us consumers get broker XD. But is is worth it? Yes It Is, every *** penny :) Zombies in 3D fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:41:22 PM

Sony makes money by selling goods and services to consumers who choose to buy their stuff.

What a concept.

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carl0975
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 5:23:19 PM

Sony hasn't lost any money on the PS3, they confirmed that it began turning a profit sometime during the summer.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:35:05 PM
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Seriously, you 3D haters are a drag. LOL Some want the tech and some don't. its another option for those who want it. Those who don't want it don't have to buy it. Its not as if developers are making games 3D only now. Stop whining.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 1:55:19 PM

For real. I don't want it but I'm not complaining about it for those that do. To each their own and this is just another decision.
Peace.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 2:08:20 PM

More options is a good thing. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 4:30:33 PM

That's not quite right is it? A game that could have run at 60fps will now run at 30fps even for those without 3D. I for one like the smoothness of 60.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 5:15:10 PM

Yea i agree with you on that World but to be fair not a whole lot of games run at 60fps now and the ones that do like MW2 and Dante's Inferno don't showcase the best graphics.

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Shadow2222
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 2:38:12 PM
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The 360 can do 3d properly. There is even a 5 dollar indie game that uses stereoscopic 3d that is compatible with the real active shutter glasses. However, you manually have to select the 3d ingame. With the ps3 update, the system knows if you have 3d or not and will automatically select the correct settings.

I will say it again, it's not cheap, but if you are looking for a new tv anyways, them go for a Mitsubishi dlp tv. Huge screen sizes with 3d capabilities for less than a thousand dollars.

Also, 3D gaming is fantastic and really is a revolution.

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johnld
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 3:35:03 PM
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i dont know, announcing it this late in the development cycles makes it sound like its just a tacked on addition and not really worth it.

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Shadow2222
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 3:43:45 PM

I think it's relatively easy to convert a game to 3d. They simply need to add a second camera angle that displays simultaneously.

I could be wrong, but it shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 percent of the total development time.

Once again, please correct me if I am wrong, anyone.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 4:31:23 PM

It isn't too hard shadow, but a tacked on 3D option is never as good as being developed for it from the ground up like Killzone 3.

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 5:31:46 PM

All 3D is "tacked on." There's not much to it other than doubling up the output.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 4:26:13 PM
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So in other words it gets the crappy patched on Clash of the Titans 3D?

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Alienange
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 5:36:08 PM
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Couldn't be more indifferent about this news. Might as well be telling me that Ferraris now come with tinted windows.

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booze925
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 6:31:46 PM
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3D tvs better begin dropping in price or have smaller models. i would buy one 4 this.
3D doesn't make or break a movie or games, but man, does it make them that much better! imagine that repelling scene in the WMD level with 3D. amazing!
but this does prove one thing... ps3 is not the only system with 3D, unless the 3D is exclusive 2 ps3 which i doubt.
only a month to go!

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booze925
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 6:31:47 PM
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oops double post

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 7:44:27 PM
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HMMMMMM,
According to MTV, they had someone who's already seen this 3D in Black Ops.....

....."Unfortunately, playing "Black Ops" in 3D is a detriment to the game's experience and is a feature that should be ignored".


Call Of Duty: Black Ops' Supports 3D, But You Should Ignore This Fact

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/05/call-of-duty-black-ops-3d/

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 9:05:53 PM
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To be completely fair & unbiased though from my post right above, here's another article on watching Black Ops in 3D too.....

Call of Duty: Black Ops Update - 3D Support and New Level Details

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/callofduty7workingtitle/news.html?sid=6280757&tag=nl.e513&mode=previews

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___________
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 3:57:20 AM
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who said the 360 cant do stereoscopic 3D?
this and crysis 2 are putting a end to that!
still dont care about this though, im sick of shooters, and im especially sick of war shooters!

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shootu
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 1:37:26 AM
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@__________________ Thats cause you get your ass shot up and handed to you....

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