Just a few months away from launch, the team at Treyarch are keeping plenty busy this week at Gamescom showing off the latest build of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, which just so happens to have some great new features being added for the PC version of the game.
At this point, Treyarch has basically nailed the look and feel of a modern (or futuristic) shooter, complete with spot-on controls, an explosive campaign and, more importantly to many gamers, a robust suite of online multiplayer features. And, of course, zombies. Even so, there's always room to make additional improvements, and that's exactly what the development team has been doing for the PC version of Black Ops 3.
While we now know that the latest Call of Duty will boast some spiffy new eSports functionality, Treyarch also announced on the Gamescom floor (as well as on their official website) the the PC crowd will be getting some much-requested enhancements when the game launches.
“Treyarch's PC team has been hard at work developing PC specific features and optimizations for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PC,” reads the post. “We're focused on delivering performance for the widest range of hardware possible, while being able to scale on high-end rigs.”
So what, exactly, will these other enhancements for the game be? Well, I'm glad you asked. I just so happen to have a rundown boasting a few items that will likely make many a player cheer with joy.
For starters, Black Ops 3 on PC will feature 100 percent ranked dedicated servers, as well as two-player split screen functionality for folks who want to play with local friends but don't want to fire up a console.
BO3 will also boast seamless game controller support for ease of use, as well as some fiddly bits like GPU scaling, 4K monitor support, a field-of-view slider, a framerate cap slider and improved text chat that can be utilized in-game, as well as in the lobbies.
For those of you who hate cheaters, Black Ops 3 will also boast Treyarch Anti-Cheat technology for pinpointing and punishing stupid jerk-faces, and a batch of Steam Trading Cards will help fill out the collections of folks who are into that sort of thing.
So, there you have it, PC crowd. Lots of new tidbits for you to chew on between now and the Nov. 6 launch. Treyarch promises even more PC news in the future, so keep your eyes out for even more details as we get closer to launch. Oh, and then there's that beta some of you might want to take part in.