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Thursday October 7, 2010 2:16 pm
Call of Duty: Black Ops in Stereoscopic 3D
Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC gamers will be able to get a touch of the three dimensional come November 9. Deciding to try something a bit new, and trendy, the Call of Duty series is going 3D, “day one, out of the box”, according to Mark Lamia, the head of the Treyarch Studio. All you need to make this work is one of those ridiculously expensive 3D HDTVs or an NVIDIA 3D Vision-ready PC, along with those ridiculously cheesy active shutter glasses. The stereoscopic 3D will work in all of Black Ops’ modes, including multiplayer. How this will work out in accordance with the subtleties of the game that require precision and concentration is unknown as this point. Though, one can’t help but wonder if 3D visuals are just a gimmick, not fit for competitive play. If so, there’s going to be a whole lot of noobs that are getting pwned, all for them to play in glorious 3D.
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Lamia confesssed to Kotaku that: “seeing was believing. We saw it, thought it was really cool, but even though it was really cool, it had to work with the game and make sense.”
While the Treyarch team has apparently been toying with the addition of a stereoscopic 3D display throughout the development of Call of Duty: Black Ops, even calling it a natural fit and an immersive experience, announcing it this late makes it feel like a tacked on addition. Hopefully this is not the case, and the 3D is not just a gimmick to push sales past that of Modern Warfare 2. At any rate, the majority of us that are going to be playing Black Ops don’t even own a 3D TV, so it’s not really a concern at the moment.
Lamia is hoping that the game will be enjoyed for years to come, and that eventually everyone will get to experience the 3D display effects. “So even if you don’t have a 3D TV now, that’s fine, when you do, you can pop in Black Ops and it’s good to go,” said Lamia. I, myself, don’t own a 3D TV, and don’t know if one game will make me run out and get one. I am a confessed skeptic of 3D games, so I’ll wait to see how it turns out before I hit up Best Buy. What do you think? Will you buy a 3D TV just to experience the full effect of Call of Duty: Black Ops?
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