The official reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Tuesday wasn't much of a shock but now a few more details about the next game in Activision's shooter series have come to light. Much of the information comes from Activision's social manager Dan Amrich on his One of Swords website. PC gamers will be happy to know that the PC port of Black Ops II will support DirectX 11 graphics. It will be the first game in the series to have DirectX 11 support for the PC version.
PC Gamer posted an interview with Mark Lamia, the studio head of Black Ops II's main developer Treyarch. Unfortunately, Lamia would not state flat out if there would be any dedicated server support for the PC version. He did admit that the team has concerns about multiplayer cheating on the PC side, saying, "Once you let those server files out, there’s a problem."
Black Ops II's storyline will take place in the 1980s as well as in the year 2025 with lots of cool looking future weapons. David Goyer, the screenwriter behind Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, is serving once again as a consultant on Black Ops II's storyline as he did for the original Black Ops.
There's no details yet on the game's multiplayer features. As far as zombie modes in Black Ops II, Lamia said only, "I’m not going to hide it from you – it’s a Treyarch game, we’re making Zombies. It’s a huge world, running inside the multiplayer mode. There are new game modes; it’s bigger and better."
Oh, and yes, they actually motion captured a horse for the game. So there's that. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is coming out on November 13th for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
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