Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is running at over 160 frames-per-second on Activision’s demo PCs at this year’s E3.
For many years now, COD has been a console-oriented series, but publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are clearly taking the latest instalment’s PC version far more seriously than they usually do.
Back at the reveal event last month, Treyarch’s co-head Dan Bunting told us the studio has wanted to focus on PC as its “own unique platform” for some time, and that Black Ops 4’s port is the culmination of efforts to “give PC gamers what they deserve.” Similar noises were made around Activision stablemate Destiny 2, which turned out to be excellent on our platform.
The last COD – Call of Duty: World War II – made our list of the best shooters on PC.
Uncapped frame rates were just one of the features promised for Black Ops 4’s PC version, along with support for 4K, HDR, ultrawide monitors, and an exclusive release on Blizzard’s own Battle.net. We will continue to get dedicated servers.
It’s good to see Treyarch give PC a little more love as a platform – we wonder if the new battle-royale-esque Blackout mode might be behind it?
As much as Fortnite and, to a lesser extent, PUBG are finding success across several platforms, PC remains the place where battle royale emerged and, largely, where it’s mostly still played. If Activision want Blackout to sweep Twitch, Black Ops 4 will have to be robust on PC.