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For Call of Duty fans, developer Treyarch just delivered an early Christmas present when they released Black Ops II this week. As the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise and the sequel to the 2010 game Black Ops, we are hoping to see something meaningfully new from Black Ops II.
But as usual, our main concern from a performance article perspective has to do with the game engine which has been slow to evolve over the years. The key changes to the game engine include a new technology called "reveal mapping" and HDR lighting. On paper the upgrade also calls for the move to the DirectX 11 API for the PC version of the game. This means PC gamers should enjoy better visuals when compared to those using console versions.
With Black Ops 2 due in early November, you can expect digital dealers to discount Call of Duty titles repeatedly over the coming weeks -- including this one. Steam has knocked half off Modern Warfare 3 along with a free multiplayer weekend, while GameFly has slashed Black Ops...
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