Call of Duty: Black Ops Steamworks Features Revealed

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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.

From The Chatty

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    October 22, 2010 11:33 AM

    Sort of annoying to be forced to have to go through STEAM to play this...but such is the world we gamers live in these days. (I don't hate STEAM, just dislike being forced to use a specific front-end to play.)

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      October 22, 2010 11:35 AM

      Yeah, a world with shitty games like this. Thanks to the sheep.

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      October 22, 2010 5:28 PM

      'nothing wrong with using steam'

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      October 22, 2010 11:53 PM

      I'm actually more annoyed that Call of Duty is using Steam to lure in gamers to actually buy this game rather than annoyed at Steam for being a great service that all games should use. Because... well, it's a great service that all games should use.