Call of Duty: Black Ops Steamworks Features Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2010 11:20am PDT Though it's been known for a while that Call of Duty: Black Ops will use Valve's Steamworks suite on PC, publisher Activision today revealed a few of the specific features that'll be deployed in Treyarch's Cold War-era shooter.

Steamworks will provide auto-updating, achievements and support for the Steamworks Cloud, which helpfully stores your data online. On top of all that, there's the tantalising promise of "and more." Both retail and digital editions of Cod Blops use Steamworks, meaning you that no matter where you buy your copy, you'll be able/required to add it to your Steam account and play through the Steam client.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is due out for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and DS on November 9. To see if your PC can handle it, check out the system requirements.

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  • I hate to say it, but I think they're gonna pull this one off...

    Been playin' COD since then MOH:AA days (for those of you who know what I'm refering to) and loved them all (PC ONLY MIND YOU), then came MW. Wasn't bad, really. Loved the new take, and having dedicated servers and mods rocked.

    We ran our server very well for almost 2 years and I modded the hell out of it, loved every second.

    MW2 bombed imo, felt just like the xbox, way to shit on us PC gamers.

    Howver, with BlackOps supported dedicated servers now, yes I know they're not private boxes, but from what I understand we can rent them, similar to Battlefield 2 I'm guessing? I dunno, as long as we can have admins and people with rcon then this might just blow everything else out of the water. ESPECIALLY if we can mod this, not only via skins/maps but .cfg* files etc.

    So, here's to hoping Treyarch can nail this one for all gamers, PC and consoles alike.