Treyarch News


Black Ops 2 studio head defends lack of 'new engine'

By Andrew Yoon, May 14, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch doesn't believe the annualized franchise needs a "new engine." Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch, argues that "engines" are simply a "buzzword," and talks up the "significant" work that went into creating Black Ops 2's visuals.


"Madden doesn't need a new engine, Its just an updated player roster, could they update graphics ..."

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Call of Duty Elite has 2 million paying subscribers

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Activision's Call of Duty Elite subscription service now has two million paying members.


"really it costs £60 for elite subscrition. it costs £12 per map pack. if they release 4 map ..."

- o.flaherty see all 20 comments

Modern Warfare 3 free 'Face Off' mode on Xbox 360 next week

By Andrew Yoon, May 09, 2012 1:00pm PDT

With all the hubbub over Call of Duty's "season of content," it's nice to see Activision throw non-paying fans a bone with some free DLC. Coming May 15th is the new Face Off mode--created specifically for 1v1 and 2v2 battles.


Black Ops 2 may put Activision in legal hot water

By John Keefer, May 09, 2012 8:30am PDT

A legal memorandum that is part of Infinity Ward's suit against Activision may end up having legal implications on the recently announced Black Ops 2.


"Huuuuge difference between Zapella/West and Silicon Knights though, eh?"

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 setting pre-order records

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

With each successive annual installment of Call of Duty, naysayers rawl out of the woodwork to declare that the series is doomed. Early indications are that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will do just fine, setting pre-order records at Amazon.


"Honestly there "soul" of Call of Duty hasn't changed from the first one until now. I think now ..."

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Black Ops 2 documentary describes the future of war

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Activision has released a series of mini-documentaries featuring author Peter Singer and retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, arguing that the depiction of war in Black Ops 2 isn't so unrealistic.


"Let's hope EA does a sequel to BF2142 and kick this futuristic COD in the arse :p"

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 GameStop pre-order bonuses coming in waves

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2012 9:30am PDT

GameStop has announced stacking pre-order bonuses for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The first wave starts today, and guarantees the rewards from the other three waves.


"Did your code end up working? I'm having a bugger of a time....did the first code, the email ..."

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Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 needed a branching storyline

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2012 8:00am PDT

"People's expectations are that Call of Duty will put you on this linear path, and everyone has basically the same story. That won't be the case this time."


"i dont get how its a cold war when the premise of the story is the enemy has stolen all the US ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 preview

By Garnett Lee, May 01, 2012 9:01pm PDT

From the first moment in the demo I saw, Treyarch's intentions were clear: they were dialing the intensity up as high as possible.


"I don't get this, either. The more likely scenario is that Cod Blops 2 has the new engine, is ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer

By Andrew Yoon, May 01, 2012 5:00pm PDT

The debut trailer for Black Ops 2 follows the Call of Duty formula pretty well, offering explosions, a city under siege, and horses. Wait, what?


"And it just wasn't as fun, and in game ads blowout, and buggy as hell."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed

By Alice O'Connor, May 01, 2012 5:00am PDT

The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game was supposed to happen during the NBA playoffs tonight, but someone at Activision pulled the switch a little early and confirmed that yes, it is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. And yes, it is jumping into the near-future.


"Fuck SP in any game, it is all about multiplayer since Quake 1 came out. Move on with the times bro."

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Modern Warfare 3 DLC available on PC in May

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT

PC gamers can finally pay for Call of Duty DLC next month.


"They aren't farming the console market so much as MS probably paid them to make it exclusive "

- Lucy Labia see all 11 comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming November 13, retailer reveals

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 27, 2012 2:25pm PDT

This year's entry to the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops 2, a pre-order card spotted at Target reveals.


"Much better and cheaper zombie games out there no reason to buy this game at all."

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Call of Duty hints at future setting

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2012 11:00am PDT

A video linked from the official Call of Duty site hints at a future setting for the series, showing off a fictional prototype weapon that won't be on the market for 10-15 years.


"The model on the table was probably real, but not functional. The rest of the footage of it ..."

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Call of Duty 2012 reveal happening May 1st

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 23, 2012 12:15pm PDT

This year's entry to the Call of Duty franchise will be unveiled on May 1st during the NBA playoffs on TNT, Activision has revealed.


"And when was this? At launch? Since anyone can download hacks for free, and since there's no ..."

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