Black Ops 2 on PC: Treyarch tackles the tough questions

Dedicated servers, Call of Duty Elite, combating online cheats and more

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geth1gh2756d ago

We (pc gamers) don't care...

PirateThom2756d ago

Yet, the game will still sell millions.

PC gamers care just as much as console gamers about CoD.

Ducky2756d ago

The recent CoD games haven't really been that popular on PC.

The game still sells, but it doesn't stomp out the competition on PC like it does on consoles.

h311rais3r2756d ago

Uh no the last 2 sold horrendously on pc. Pc gamers don't like getting shafted unlike console gamers.

Moncole2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Nope. PC gamers have a more shooters to choose from. From Star Wars BAttlefront 2 to Tribes Ascend.

PirateThom2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Right, guys, sure thing...

Modern Warfare 3 on the top sellers list on Steam with a current peak of 44,932 players, with only TF2, CounterStrike and CS Source ahead of it in terms of shooters.

Not to imply people only get games from Steam, but you NEED to get it out of your mind that PC gamers are somehow, on the whole because I'm not talking to anyone specifically, more informed than console gamers or don't have similar tastes in a general sense. Amazon UK already have Black Ops II 16th in PC bestsellers list.

Ducky2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

One thing worth pointing out:
MW3 was on sale this weekend on Steam.
That is why it is on the Steam topseller, and also why the playercount is high.

When you factor in the non-steam games, MW3 isn't really that popular... or at least, not as popular as it is on consoles.

BlackOps2 is 16th in PCs bestseller, but it is #1 for PS3 (#2 for 360).
It should be pretty clear that CoD isn't as big a juggernaut on PC as it is on consoles.

... and it's not because PC players are somehow smarter or more informed; the franchise just doesn't focus on PC, so it doesn't get the same amount of popularity.

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SPAM-FRITTER-1232756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Cheating - "We know it's a huge issue in PC gaming, for online gaming. We've been working on proprietary schemes, we're not just relying on the commercial schemes ... We have a lot of experience, especially after Black Ops, seeing what people were doing to the game, and... we are going to try to make it fun for as many people as possible."

in a nutshell treyarch is not doing anything about usual.

*****this is how it should of gone*****

"with black ops 2 we will be working around the clock to make sure the game isn't been over run by cheats and that everyone can enjoy what they paid for. we will have moderators that will be floating around the servers looking for cheats,also you can report a users name which you think is cheating in the forums and we will investigate. any person proven guilty of cheating will have there serial key permanently banned.all these features are free of charge for spending £85 on our game every year."

RedDeadLB2756d ago

The only way I would even consider getting this is if they fix the fucking performance of the last 2 fucked up call of duty games on PC. Black Ops ran like shit for everyone except i5/i7 users, as does MW3 from what I've seen. Man the fuck up and give the PC community the product it deserves.

My two cents.

hiredhelp2756d ago

Really? Hmmm ran fine on my old core 2 duo. 4870ati

System Requirements
OS: Windows® Vista / XP / 7
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
Memory: 2GB
Graphics: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB*
Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible

RedDeadLB2756d ago

I have a C2Q, GTX 460 and 4gb RAM. modern warfare 2 runs constantly at 125fps on my PC, while black ops only at 30-40fps. As does MW3.

hiredhelp2756d ago (Edited 2756d ago )

Firstly cod wont touch all 4 cores what model of the quad obviously you have 775 guessin you have ddr2?

Right ok looks like some people also getting this issue there is a site that may have the solution for you.
As read one guy had simular issueto you now hes got constant 60fps.

RedDeadLB2756d ago

It wont touch 4 cores, but also it won't even touch the GPU. I get 35% usage of my GPU while playing MW3 and BO and about the same fps.

It's a Q8400 clocked at 3.3GHz

There's really no need to investigate further, I don't play Call of Duty any more, but it's a well known fact that ever since BO, CoD on PC is absolutely shit. Which is Treyarch/IW's fault, not mine.

BraveToaster2756d ago

"Black Ops ran like shit for everyone except i5/i7 users"
I have an i5 760 and GTX 580 and Blops ran pretty shittyily for me. FPS would drop down to 15 at times.

RedDeadLB2755d ago

Even more proof of their incompetence.

ACBAA2756d ago

tackles what? he said that dedicated server may or may not be featured. as for the hacking, they cant stop it and he knows it and nobody cares about cod elite

Saryk2756d ago

As a long time PC gamer I do not see the reason to buy any more COD games. I do not expect consolers to understand the, been there, done that, mentality. I own all COD games til Black Ops. If they really improve the games they create then I might go back. But I kind of doubt it. With other games having additional features, plus some being free (Tribes), no point.

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