Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Details and PC Requirements Revealed
The first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III hit the Internet yesterday, and as expected the first wave of official details for the newest installment in the annual shooter franchise are emerging today. It seems that Treyarch has certainly taken advantage of the new three-year development cycle, as there is a lot to cover. There are all kinds of campaign and multiplayer details that have emerged about Call of Duty: Black Ops III (courtesy of Destructoid), including the PC version's tech requirements.
First up is the single player, which we've found will be set in the near future and centered around bio-augmentation and robotics. Whether it will be a pro-augmentation versus anti-augmentation conflict a la Deus Ex remains to be seen, but we expect customizable cybernetics will play a vital role in Black Ops III's gameplay. The campaign will also allow for four-player online co-op for the first time in the series, letting groups of friends experience the action-packed story together.
Multiplayer in Black Ops III looks to be the most radically changed in the entire series, introducing robust customization options and new "Specialist" archetypes that players will develop over time. These Specialists follow certain play styles, like Ruin's bulky and tank-like approach or Outrider's sniper and hunter-like abilities. After choosing a Specialist type, players can then customize their character via Cyber Cores and Cyber Rigs, which includes the color, attachments, and personal emblem of their weapons. Essentially, if it can be seen on-screen, it can be customized.
Finally, for all the PC players out there, the recommended Black Ops III specifications have already been revealed:
Operating System: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 470 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 6970 @ 1GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
That seems pretty high-end, but we're hoping that optimization options are available for those of us who don't have a super gaming computer rig in our homes.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will launch Nov. 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Unfortunately, the game has yet to be confirmed for last-gen consoles.