Activision Announces 3D Support For Call of Duty: Black Ops

October 5, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Activision and Treyarch have revealed their latest surprise for Call of Duty: Black Ops: support for stereoscopic 3D in the shooter. The game’s 3D mode will be an option that can be toggled off or on at the main menu. All major platforms will support 3D, and it’ll be included as a feature in the standard edition of the game.

Activision today revealed that the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs and 3D PCs utilizing state-of-the-art active shutter 3D glasses, “delivering true depth of field and an unprecedented 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 PlayStation 3. The 3D mode can be applied to Black Ops’ zombie modes, single player and multiplayer.

Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch stated:

“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. 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’ve already tried 3D with several games recently including MotorStorm: Apocalypse and we were nothing short of amazed. Stay tuned to PlayStation LifeStyle for our impressions on 3D. Call of Duty: Black Ops is currently scheduled for a release on November 9th, 2010.