DirectX 11 graphics support for Call of Duty: Black Ops II PC

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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just because it has dx11 does not make the graphics good..

look at wow, it has dx11 and the only difference is smother edges..

7 year old engine, and their gunna try and push to to DX11? Yeah, right, whats that mean, add more "grit" to the scenery so it looks detailed but actually just looks dirty? More SUNGLARE!! I loved the original Modern Warfare, but come on, their beating a dead horse, its so dead its rotten and all its insides fell out 3 games ago! And dont get me started on the DLC! They wont invest in a new engine because it works so well on consoles, they say DX11 support to get pc gamers to buy it but they've been pandering to consoles for years! A new game every year and we're meant to believe they have somehow changed the engine so dramatically that it'll actually be any different? I really doubt it. Here, how about this, remove DX11 and give us a FoV option so I dont get splitting migraines after playing for 30 minutes! They are not gunna improve the PC version over the console one, but they'll still charge you 60-70euro for the bloody game! And never drop the price!

Why dont they just move to crysis engine wats the big deal and dump the console support you dont need fps games for consoles they suck.

Needed a new engine but with them having to pump out new games every year that obviously wasn't going to happen.

Couldn't give a **** about single player (who plays single player nonsense) and zombies? don't make me laugh.

Has to be revolutionary for me to look at it now. Gave the COD franchise enough chances.

If they can get it working properly, then it shouldn't be too bad. It's better than no DX11 support and it's great that they're improving the PC version.

Anaron said,
If they can get it working properly, then it shouldn't be too bad. It's better than no DX11 support and it's great that they're improving the PC version.

DX11 will hardly be any kind of improvement if the game still looks like it's 6 years old(which it likely will).

So they are going to shoehorn directx 11 support into their old crappy game engine. Sounds like a great success to me.

ahhell said,
So they are going to shoehorn directx 11 support into their old crappy game engine. Sounds like a great success to me.

It's call of duty. Like it or not, it's success is already written in stone.

Jose_49 said,

It's call of duty. Like it or not, it's success is already written in stone.

sadly this is true for the once great franchise, I think they could release Call of Duty: Flushing the Toilet and it would set sales records

SleeStak said,

sadly this is true for the once great franchise, I think they could release Call of Duty: Flushing the Toilet and it would set sales records


Pretty much indeed.

Jose_49 said,

It's call of duty. Like it or not, it's success is already written in stone.

Im gunna choose to not like it but your right, which is depressing...