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Call of Duty: Black Ops With 3D Support for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

October 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Some good news coming for everyone that is eagerly anticipating the release of the game Call of Duty: Black Ops as apparently the game will be 3D Vision-ready, but it will also have support for stereoscopic 3D gaming mode available in the versions of the game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The game is scheduled for an official release after a little more than a month, on November 9th, so the wait for the game is almost over and the built-in stereoscopic 3D support not only for PC gamers, but also for console gamers is also a big plus…

“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 Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch. “The high-octane action and diverse locations you experience in Black Ops are perfect settings for an incredible 3D experience.”

Of course the game being certified as 3D Vision-ready means that you will have to have a desktop or mobile computer that is equipped with 3D Vision active shutter glasses and a 3D-monitor. But for the console gamers there are a few more specific things that need to be met in order for them to be able to enjoy the game in its full stereoscopic 3D glory. For example the Xbox 360 users will be lucky only if their console has an HDMI connector for video output and will need to set the resolution to 720p, not to forget the need of a television that supports a “side by side” 3D mode (no support for the old 3D DLP TVs and the checkerboard pattern they use for 3D). And for PlayStation 3 users a television that supports a “top-bottom” or “over-under” 3D mode is required and will as well be limited to 720p resolution as expected. The game will not be supporting officially any anaglyph or another 3D mode than these, although you might be able to try it with anaglyph mode on the PC using the 3D Vision Discover mode built-in the 3D Vision drivers. Of course using the iZ3D and/or DDD’s TriDef drivers you should be able to make it work on other 3D-capable hardware, but the 3D experience might not be the best… of course that is yet to be tested after the game becomes available.

Take a look at the official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3D FAQ for more detials…

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sen // Oct 5, 2010 at 23:12

    Call of Duty in 3D … that ll be much fun !!!

  • 2 Captain Price // Oct 7, 2010 at 16:49

    If the game has been build with 3D in mind for the consoles. Can we expect to play it in 3D on the PC whitout any performance hit?

  • 3 Paul // Oct 10, 2010 at 07:24

    Do you know if it’s possible to use a 120hz 3D monitor, such as Acer’s 23.6-inch GD235HZ, with the Xbox 360?

  • 4 Bloody // Oct 10, 2010 at 10:12

    No, you will not be able to use it with Xbox 360 or PS3 to play in 3D, the monitor will only word when playing on a PC with 3D Vision.

  • 5 Paul // Oct 11, 2010 at 14:06

    @Bloody – Thanks for the answer, have been trying to find that answer online for a few days.

  • 6 CheekyChappie // Oct 11, 2010 at 17:01

    Hi Bloody, would that be the same for the Asus VG236H?
    I understand that uses side by side images which the Xbox 360 requires, or would that be PC only as well?

  • 7 Bloody // Oct 11, 2010 at 22:22

    The stereo 3D modes for console for both PS3 and Xbox 360 will only work with 3D HDTVs, using any 120Hz LCD monitor is not an option and will work only on PC in S3D mode.

  • 8 CheekyChappie // Oct 12, 2010 at 12:11

    Thanks Bloody – stopped my monitor order yesterday on the back of this info – 3D is a bit of a minefield at the moment, understanding what does / doesn’t work, thanks for your help again

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