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Call of Duty players will enjoy a "visual overhaul" for Black Ops 2, Activision has claimed.

Graphical upgrades are a mix of "tech and technique", according to Treyarch's director of online Dan Bunting.

In a demo to press (via One of Swords) played on an Xbox 360 build of the game, an unpopulated level set on Socotra Island in Yemen showed HDR lighting, bounce lighting, self-shadowing, and a new texture technique called reveal mapping.

In a future LA level called Aftermath the visual improvements are more practical, Bunting said. Here unique environments such as a coffee shop and a hotel lobby have been included so players can easily call out their locations to teammates.

Black Ops 2, as with previous games in the gargantuan first-person shooter series, runs at a cool 60 frames per second. According to Bunting, Treyarch is not willing to sacrifice frame rate for visual detail. Still, the PC version of the game will "take advantage" of DirectX 11 cards, although how it will do so remains unknown. Treyarch even mocapped a horse for use in the game.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-02-activision-claims-visual-overhaul-for-call-of-duty-black-ops-2
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Means the engine will have a DX11 mode, but will not have tessellation or other notable DX11 features.
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Basically they're saying the copy and paste job will be so good this time you won't even notice it.
 
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If the Engine is not built with the idea of DX11 in mind, then it won't make a big difference.

They are still using the damn Quake 3 Engine...tacking on DX11 is not going to make it mind blowing.
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Wow. Now that looks like a decent game. Although I still saw Arabs at 1:01 (which i s a shame because I'm tired of these wars adns uch being in the middle east. Stop kicking a dead horse, media industry.)

I will, of course, be waiting to see the technical details before I buy this game, though. Dedicated servers and server browser = must or no buy. I also won't be buying it until it's £30, either wink.gif MW3 is still £34.99, so no go., still. Not paying that for a Steam game!
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I'll wait to see how well they incorporate dx11 features before celebrating.
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I'm not gonna hold my breath for "DX11 advantages" rolleyes.gif
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Does this mean they're not going to be recycling old textures and structures in their games for once? rolleyes.gif
    
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Does this mean they're not going to be recycling old textures and structures in their games for once? rolleyes.gif

No no nooooon; we'll simply add a few filters and add some rainbows cause, you know, gamers love rainbows...
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No no nooooon; we'll simply add a few filters and add some rainbows cause, you know, gamers love rainbows...

Keyword rainbows......as in plural. rolleyes.gif
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