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Call Of Duty Black Ops Wii will 'blow you away' - Treyarch

Developers working to make it as similar as possible...

Treyarch, the developers of Call Of Duty: Black Ops, have told ONM that the Wii version of its forthcoming shooter will be as similar as possible to the 360, PS3 and PC versions.

"We do everything we can to make the two as similar as possible," said Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia. However, he conceded that it will be a difficult task.

"Whereas we're able to create the same assets that can be displayed on the PS3, PC and the 360, we actually have to do quite a bit of work both on the technology and the assets and the investment is heavy to get it working on the Wii."

While Wii owners missed out on Modern Warfare 2, Lamia was keen to point out his studio's commitment to the console.

"It'll be our fourth Wii shooter. Have there been another team that has put out four Wii shooters? We have a huge online fanbase so we obviously want to please that audience.

"What we want to be able to do is create the most intense, the most cinematic 'you can't believe this is running on the Wii' situation that you could imagine. That's what people expect from Call Of Duty. They expect to be blown away. We're going to blow you away."

Do you think you'll be blown away by the Wii version of Call Of Duty: Black Ops? Let us know by commenting below.

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  1. Erdogan44 Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:12

    I cannot wait. :D

  2. Icarus_Kid Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:20

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

  3. beserker Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:36

    this mean the other two are going to be really dulled down for the wii too match them :cry: . still hope this is better than mw2 which was rubbish and overrated

  4. capmanchris Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:42

    COD was built for 360 and ps3 and the wii version just won't compare. After the horrible modern warfare 2 I definitely won't be getting this and no i won't be blown away.

  5. Mr.Mime Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:51

    Nope. definitely won't blow me away. Not after the last few games of the series.

  6. Mmmyeah Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:56

    It annoys me that people seem to think the wii is hard to develop for. The wii has the simplest system. The ps3 however has that four graphics card system thing. I dont what it is but i know its harder to develop for. But because it has an image of being best for blockbusters (which it may well be) so people often seem to try harder to develop for it.

    And if people say that is because the wii is not capable of the same quality of graphics then look at mario galaxy or monster hunter tri or metroid prime 3.

    And even then a game can look good without the need for powerful consoles like okami or warioland the shake dimension.

  7. Heroofhyrule Friday 28th May 2010 at 16:58

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

    May I remind you that not everyone has a 360 or PS3, such as me for example.

    By the way, you're avatar I find a bit disgusting to be honest.

  8. zapper01 Friday 28th May 2010 at 17:10

    i won't be getting this, cod games are too dull and un-original. i like original

  9. nintendo_munki Friday 28th May 2010 at 18:37

    i hope so, but it seems like theyre running the franchise into the ground.
    its getting a bit ridiculous, like streetfighter in the 90s or guitar hero.
    STOP MAKING THEM. GIVE US A BREAK TO PLAY THEM PLEASE.

  10. noodle link Friday 28th May 2010 at 18:42

    It won't blow me away 'cos I won't buy it.

  11. adam84 Friday 28th May 2010 at 23:53

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)

  12. Icarus_Kid Saturday 29th May 2010 at 01:51

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)


    There's no gameplay without graphics though ;)

  13. Broken_Angel Saturday 29th May 2010 at 08:21

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)


    There's no gameplay without graphics though ;)

    is anyone else fed up of trolls like this. if you dont support nintendo, why are you even on this forum?
    thing is though, it is possible to achieve pseudo-HD visuals on the wii. itll never be up to PS3 standards, but it would certainly give the 360 a good run for its money. its all down the hardware architecture. unfortunately, it does mean building a whole new engine for the wii version, which takes time and money, which most devs are too lazy to do.
    take red steel 2 and PoP: forgotten sands for example. RS2 used a custom engine and yes the environments were a little bland, but the detail on the enemies was amazing (compared to the copious amounts of shovelware). Pop used the same engine as its 360/PS3 cousin and that looks worse than the PS2 versions of the sands trilogy. both games were made by ubisoft, the only difference was that the RS2 team put the work in to make the game as good as possible whereas the pop team just ported an engine that was incompatible with the hardware.
    whats really annoying is that factor 5 no longer exists and rare have turned to the dark side. both of them would have pushed the console further than anyone first thought possible, with a launch title, then gone further with new projects. if you dont believe me, go look at their work

  14. Heroofhyrule Saturday 29th May 2010 at 08:25

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)


    There's no gameplay without graphics though ;)

    is anyone else fed up of trolls like this. if you dont support nintendo, why are you even on this forum?
    thing is though, it is possible to achieve pseudo-HD visuals on the wii. itll never be up to PS3 standards, but it would certainly give the 360 a good run for its money. its all down the hardware architecture. unfortunately, it does mean building a whole new engine for the wii version, which takes time and money, which most devs are too lazy to do.
    take red steel 2 and PoP: forgotten sands for example. RS2 used a custom engine and yes the environments were a little bland, but the detail on the enemies was amazing (compared to the copious amounts of shovelware). Pop used the same engine as its 360/PS3 cousin and that looks worse than the PS2 versions of the sands trilogy. both games were made by ubisoft, the only difference was that the RS2 team put the work in to make the game as good as possible whereas the pop team just ported an engine that was incompatible with the hardware.
    whats really annoying is that factor 5 no longer exists and rare have turned to the dark side. both of them would have pushed the console further than anyone first thought possible, with a launch title, then gone further with new projects. if you dont believe me, go look at their work

    Agreed.

  15. layton lover Saturday 29th May 2010 at 08:48

    Lol at posts below.

    Anyways, i think it will be impressive but not as amazing as they think it will be.

    I will probably avoid this because oh how repetetive Modern Warfare was online.

  16. capmanchris Saturday 29th May 2010 at 12:37

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)


    There's no gameplay without graphics though ;)

    is anyone else fed up of trolls like this. if you dont support nintendo, why are you even on this forum?
    thing is though, it is possible to achieve pseudo-HD visuals on the wii. itll never be up to PS3 standards, but it would certainly give the 360 a good run for its money. its all down the hardware architecture. unfortunately, it does mean building a whole new engine for the wii version, which takes time and money, which most devs are too lazy to do.
    take red steel 2 and PoP: forgotten sands for example. RS2 used a custom engine and yes the environments were a little bland, but the detail on the enemies was amazing (compared to the copious amounts of shovelware). Pop used the same engine as its 360/PS3 cousin and that looks worse than the PS2 versions of the sands trilogy. both games were made by ubisoft, the only difference was that the RS2 team put the work in to make the game as good as possible whereas the pop team just ported an engine that was incompatible with the hardware.
    whats really annoying is that factor 5 no longer exists and rare have turned to the dark side. both of them would have pushed the console further than anyone first thought possible, with a launch title, then gone further with new projects. if you dont believe me, go look at their work

    Agreed.

    Have to say this icarus kid does have a point at times but it seems he's just on this site to slag off nintendo. Just go on the xbox 360 site.

  17. robgomm Saturday 29th May 2010 at 13:07

    I think it will be good because modern warfare reflex was a great game on the wii.

  18. Icarus_Kid Saturday 29th May 2010 at 18:54


    Agreed.

    Have to say this icarus kid does have a point at times but it seems he's just on this site to slag off nintendo. Just go on the xbox 360 site.
    Oh i'm not here to slag of Nintendo, I love my little DS just not the Wii. Plus it's fun seeing idiots get so defensive about Nintendo, espically the muppet who said Rare turned to the dark side, it's just great man.
    Oh and i'd rather go on the eurogamer site then a 360 site (which I do anyway) ;)

  19. jamesc Saturday 29th May 2010 at 21:00


    And if people say that is because the wii is not capable of the same quality of graphics then look at mario galaxy or monster hunter tri or metroid prime 3.

    I hear this argument on the forum all the ime but MH3's graphics would be average at best on the 360 or PS3, I've not seen Galaxy2 Galaxy's graphics were indeed very good, I loved playing it to completion but the reason the graphics on it are so good is that the individual levels were not that massive so it was easier for the wii to process it could not maintain the same level with huge sprawling levels or a whole city such as in GTA4

  20. DSVIP Sunday 30th May 2010 at 12:18

    If the wii version does not have local co-op of at least 4 players, and local co-op + online and the same time, and if it does not have BOTs in multiplayer, then in my eyes there is simply no effort in making this game like the HD versions, as was the case with all other nintendo CODs, and therefore I will not be getting this game.

  21. capmanchris Sunday 30th May 2010 at 14:44


    And if people say that is because the wii is not capable of the same quality of graphics then look at mario galaxy or monster hunter tri or metroid prime 3.

    I hear this argument on the forum all the ime but MH3's graphics would be average at best on the 360 or PS3, I've not seen Galaxy2 Galaxy's graphics were indeed very good, I loved playing it to completion but the reason the graphics on it are so good is that the individual levels were not that massive so it was easier for the wii to process it could not maintain the same level with huge sprawling levels or a whole city such as in GTA4

    The wii can churn out some pretty good graphics but they're not as sharp as the ps3 or 360. Also those two have a larger disc space (blu-ray and HD) so they can carry more content, look, in cod waw the wii didn't have all the game modes or nazi zombies. However the wii can have the edge in some places due to motion control. Cod will have to be "different" to the ps3 and 360 if it hopes to be better.

    One other thing treyarch done with cod waw is that they didn't include the dlc of the ps3 and 360 on the wii version. The wii can overcome some of it's limitations if they put extra modes as free dlc to make up for the lack of disc space. If they manage to do that on the wii then it could be if not more successful than it's HD counterparts.

  22. LiamGodOfFood Sunday 30th May 2010 at 20:10


    And if people say that is because the wii is not capable of the same quality of graphics then look at mario galaxy or monster hunter tri or metroid prime 3.

    I hear this argument on the forum all the ime but MH3's graphics would be average at best on the 360 or PS3, I've not seen Galaxy2 Galaxy's graphics were indeed very good, I loved playing it to completion but the reason the graphics on it are so good is that the individual levels were not that massive so it was easier for the wii to process it could not maintain the same level with huge sprawling levels or a whole city such as in GTA4

    The wii can churn out some pretty good graphics but they're not as sharp as the ps3 or 360. Also those two have a larger disc space (blu-ray and HD) so they can carry more content, look, in cod waw the wii didn't have all the game modes or nazi zombies. However the wii can have the edge in some places due to motion control. Cod will have to be "different" to the ps3 and 360 if it hopes to be better.

    One other thing treyarch done with cod waw is that they didn't include the dlc of the ps3 and 360 on the wii version. The wii can overcome some of it's limitations if they put extra modes as free dlc to make up for the lack of disc space. If they manage to do that on the wii then it could be if not more successful than it's HD counterparts.

    Nice idea... but I bet they don't...

    Unless they pushed the price of the game up to make money.

    CoD WaW and MW:R on the Wii are more enjoyable than Xbox or Ps3 versions in my opinion. Graphics are not AS good on Wii, but still quite impressive. The gameplay overcomes any graphical problems anyway.

    Having seen the trailer for this, I am pretty damned excited. Scoped crossbow with detonatable explosives? *drools* Yes please...

  23. Prince_Ashitaka Monday 31st May 2010 at 21:08

    They fall in line, one at a time,
    Blow me Away...

    Anyhoo, this actually looks interesting - I've never played a war game set during conflicts in the Cold War.

    I'll definitely buy for my 360 since I'm much better with a standard controller than a Wii remote and it'll have better graphics and a better online.

  24. dave666 Tuesday 1st Jun 2010 at 19:11

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

    yeeeaaaah

    Im gonna have to disagree wiv ya pal.I admit the ps3/360 versions will look better of course,but I will always choose the wii version when it comes to multi-platform fps games.To be honest I never understand when people say they would rather use a joypad for fps's than the wii remote set-up.why on earth would a person rather fiddle around with an anolouge stick when you could just aim yourself

    so thats why Im insane :D

  25. swearingmonster Thursday 3rd Jun 2010 at 08:19

    If it has or doesn't have zombies then thats a deal breaker!

  26. jamielee Sunday 4th Jul 2010 at 15:47

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.


    no sane person would want to kill pacman either. controls over graphics anyday aswell for me, i play games for games and if i want to see something pretty id rather watch a film. 16bit gaming rocked :)


    There's no gameplay without graphics though ;)

    is anyone else fed up of trolls like this. if you dont support nintendo, why are you even on this forum?
    thing is though, it is possible to achieve pseudo-HD visuals on the wii. itll never be up to PS3 standards, but it would certainly give the 360 a good run for its money. its all down the hardware architecture. unfortunately, it does mean building a whole new engine for the wii version, which takes time and money, which most devs are too lazy to do.
    take red steel 2 and PoP: forgotten sands for example. RS2 used a custom engine and yes the environments were a little bland, but the detail on the enemies was amazing (compared to the copious amounts of shovelware). Pop used the same engine as its 360/PS3 cousin and that looks worse than the PS2 versions of the sands trilogy. both games were made by ubisoft, the only difference was that the RS2 team put the work in to make the game as good as possible whereas the pop team just ported an engine that was incompatible with the hardware.
    whats really annoying is that factor 5 no longer exists and rare have turned to the dark side. both of them would have pushed the console further than anyone first thought possible, with a launch title, then gone further with new projects. if you dont believe me, go look at their work

    Agreed.

    stop qouting things like this i have demonstrated
    it tkes up so muck f**king space.

    oh and YES IT WILL BLOW ME AWAY
    i love WII and COD on the WII

  27. tquinnathome1 Sunday 11th Jul 2010 at 13:13

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

    Enter me. I'm very much sane, just ask my best friend, The Colonel.

    I can't wait for Black Ops. The previous CoD games for the Wii have always raised and thus reset the bar for the console. CoD 3 set a standard for the shooters on the console (Even though the game itself wasn't great), World at War set a great standard, showing that the Wii can also "do" online, with great graphics and sound, as well as perfect controls. Where World at War failed, Reflex picked up, giving us hotfixing for glitches, sharper and clearer textures, with more action, and a wider variety of controls. Black Ops looks to be amazing, and Treyarch always do a great job. Looking forward to it!

  28. oliverspelbos Tuesday 10th Aug 2010 at 01:17

    Hi, I was wondering if there was any new news on the wii version of Black Ops. I am really hoping its gonna be good after the disappointment of Reflex. Will the wii version have all the same stuff as the Xbox 360 version? In WaW there were planes and tanks in the playstation and xbox versions, but not wii. I am really hoping for big games, many weapons and perks, challenges, and multiple killstreak rewards. Thanks.

  29. markdean2012 Friday 20th Aug 2010 at 22:29

    Hi, I was wondering if there was any new news on the wii version of Black Ops. I am really hoping its gonna be good after the disappointment of Reflex. Will the wii version have all the same stuff as the Xbox 360 version? In WaW there were planes and tanks in the playstation and xbox versions, but not wii. I am really hoping for big games, many weapons and perks, challenges, and multiple killstreak rewards. Thanks.


    Treyarch are planning to make the wii version faithful in other words they will try to put everything that is on the other versions on the wii versions.

    @Tquinn(speedstar) WAW looks better than MWR, just compare the first campaign missions, weapons and vehicles and you will see that WAW looks a lot better, and doesn't suffer from pop up graphics where entire buildings and floors disappear.

    @icarus_kid
    we're not idiots that defend the wii, we're just not trolls starting arguments for no reason. everyone has there favourite console lets just leave it at that before this topic descends into a pointless flame war like so many of this forums topics.

  30. sboy Wednesday 25th Aug 2010 at 18:22

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

    yeeeaaaah

    Im gonna have to disagree wiv ya pal.I admit the ps3/360 versions will look better of course,but I will always choose the wii version when it comes to multi-platform fps games.To be honest I never understand when people say they would rather use a joypad for fps's than the wii remote set-up.why on earth would a person rather fiddle around with an anolouge stick when you could just aim yourself

    so thats why Im insane :D


    Oh have you not heard? ps3 and xbox are making something simulare to the wii

    oh and have you gone to the activison site? we are all complaining about this and the fact that the ds has screenshots but we the wii owners do not so what is going on treyarch???????????

  31. Anniekav1 Sunday 5th Sep 2010 at 12:56

    i hope its good on the wii as on the xbox 360, as im hoping to get it on the wii when it comes out.. annie kavanagh birmingham

  32. markdean2012 Monday 13th Sep 2010 at 19:31

    No sane person would buy the Wii version over the PS360 version anyway.

    yeeeaaaah

    Im gonna have to disagree wiv ya pal.I admit the ps3/360 versions will look better of course,but I will always choose the wii version when it comes to multi-platform fps games.To be honest I never understand when people say they would rather use a joypad for fps's than the wii remote set-up.why on earth would a person rather fiddle around with an anolouge stick when you could just aim yourself

    so thats why Im insane :D


    Oh have you not heard? ps3 and xbox are making something simulare to the wii

    if your on about kinect and move then this my response:
    *blows raspberry*


    anyway back on topic the Wii version is to be released
    with a headset
    , for those of you who like talking, i hope there is an option to shut annoying kids up like on MW2, here is my suggestion press the 2 button, point to the person's name and press A to make them be quiet. here is where i heard about the headset. http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/09/06 ... -incoming/

  33. spud111 Friday 5th Nov 2010 at 17:22

    I think it will be one of the best graphical games on the wii

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