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Black Ops 2: Our Engine Looks Just Fine!
- Updated: October 10, 2012
Call of Duty fans this is @VGHC_K1dMachin8 back with some Black Ops 2 news!
Let’s be honest. Love or hate Call of Duty, chances are you are gonna find something wrong with it. A game that is otherwise great is flawed by hit detection/lag issues. Today, we will be speaking of a different problem. A outdated graphics engine.
The engine used for the Call of Duty games is quite old. It’s been improved over the years, but they have used the same one since 05′. It’s time for change – or at least you would think it is. David Vondehaar (Game Design Director, Treyarch) had the following to say on the matter:
“Anybody who comes at the engine needs to remember it’s the 60 frames they love in the first place,” Vondehaar reiterated. “And we can make it beautiful – that’s through years and years of working with the engine, improving upon it and improving the pipeline and improving our approach, our lighting rendering.”
He continues on;
“To me, it’s like I never really understood, it runs at 60 and it’s gorgeous. What exactly is there to be upset about with the engine?”
To be fair, it does look great. When compared to other graphically intensive games lately, it’s easy to overlook a game simply making improvements on a dated engine. We should keep in mind however, graphics don’t make a game. For me personally, I don’t care that much about the graphics ordeal, even if it is a good point.
My problems with Call of Duty are always the instability of the multiplayer. Sometimes people complain for the sake of complaining. If Treyarch is really gonna step it up as they keep saying they have for Black Ops 2, most of the complainers will shut up anyway. Until then, it’s all speculation. Until all is said and done on November 13th, 2012, let’s simply keep this in mind.
For the ones who are getting this game, make sure to lock in your pre-orders for both “Nuketown 2025″ and now Double XP being offered as well for pre-orders. Launch weekend (November 16th-18th) you will be able to get some double XP and a jump on everyone else in the race to Prestige.