Black Ops 2 will utilise the power of DX 11 on PC. As reported on
One of Swords
, Treyarch's director of online highlighted the graphical upgrades during the recent Black Ops 2 reveal presentation. Despite the technical upgrades, getting the upcoming FPS to run at a 60 frames per second on all platforms is still high on Treyarch's priority list.
Dan showed off the developer's mixture of "tech and technique" during a walkthrough of a level set on Yemen's Socotra Island. HDR lighting, bounce lighting, self shadowing and reveal mapping will all feature. They sound pretty. Treyarch showed off the new features next to footage of the first Black Ops, making it look a bit crummy by comparison.
Expect more identifiable landmarks within multiplayer maps too. Treyarch want to make it as easy as possible for your squad mates to identify your location, promoting more co-ordinated teamplay.
We'll have more on Black Ops 2 soon. Until then, check out the
Black Ops 2 Reveal trailer
Black Ops 2 preview
. Evan also got a chance to grill
Treyarch with hard questions
after the presentation.