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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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