Sunday, May 23, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Look Preview...Preview

As many of you know, a few of us in the community had the chance to hit up Treyarch Studios this past Friday for an inside look on their next Call of Duty title, Black Ops. While we can't speak on specifics yet (pesky non-disclosure agreements), I do want to let you know a few things that may tide you over until this coming Friday (5/28), which is when we'll all be able to talk about the many fascinating things that were shared with us.

First, I have to say thank you to Treyarch and Activision for giving us the opportunity to look at what they've been working on. The involvement that was put into this event let us, the gamers, know that the team is indeed focused on how we perceive their work and ensures us that what we spout in the forums, blogs, and the internet in general is actually being heard.

From the extensive face time with studio head Mark Lamia, humorous and informative Q&A sessions with PC developer Cesar Stastny, in-depth looks at the inner-workings of what goes in to making the game, down to (last but certainly not least) extremely exciting banter with multiplayer guru David Vohnderhaar...we really got the sense that these guys are gamers just like you and I. The things that piss you off, piss them off. The things that you love about a game, they love. In short, they're an extremely passionate crew, and they've been working extremely hard to bring you something that will blow you away. From what we've seen, they're on track to achieve just that.

Now, not everything that you're dying to know will be answered. Although this was an extremely in-depth preview event, there were many things that the team just wasn't ready to talk about...or the PR team wasn't willing to allow the team to talk about. With that said, when a developer literally jumps up and down from the sheer excitement of what they have in store for us, you can't help but think that these guys have brought the big guns.

Stay tuned for our detailed rundown this coming Friday, May 28th (9am EST). Remember to follow us on Twitter @WePlayCoD and on Facebook @


  1. Why do I have a sinking feeling there's no news about modtools, if the servers are full or for rent, or any PC feature for that matter. Hope I'm wrong but whenever I read anything close to "here were many things that the team just wasn't ready to talk about" I am always reminded of Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 and how disappointing they were in terms of features.

  2. I Stayed up all night waiting in line for this game. Thanks to my keurig coffee maker b70 i didnt fall asleep and be late for the game i still got home and played it the whole night!!