Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has already had a decent reception on both PS3 and Xbox 360 with debates about which one looks better, therefore, throwing the new Wii U version into the mix we have high expectations concerning the capabilities and performance of this console. The GamePad feature on Nintendo’s new system should add a refreshing enhancement to this title, but we are interested in the thoughts of Black Ops 2 visually in regards to the various platforms.
The notion that the Wii U console should utilize this game and perform better than the Xbox version is down to the impression this is an enhanced 360 ported to Nintendo’s new system, and this should be an easy task, but Eurogamer feel that we are looking at exactly the same presentation, with more similarities than first expected. With the same 880×720 native resolution, as well as sharp upscaling filter they compare all platforms donning the game, and remarkable close comparisons are made concerning the image quality on the Xbox 360.
Those with the PC version will notice this platform shows Black Ops 2 in the best light with the Wii U and the Xbox level pegging, and the PS3 lagging behind. However, the Wii U seems to fall short when it comes to performance as the Xbox 360 seems to be more dominant in comparison to the other two consoles and the PS3 comes second. With the two seasoned consoles they seem more superior as far as gameplay is concerned, although the Wii U matches the PS3 in a range of gameplay scenes.
Overall, they feel the Wii U version matches the Xbox 360 visually but falls short in terms of performance and this is a priority with CoD games. The PS3 edition seems smoother, yet the noticeable difference shows that Treyarch have had years to optimize their titles for both existing consoles, with the Wii U having a relatively short space of time. Some may suggest that games made for a specific hardware will rarely run as good as one it was built for.
This may give some gamers who have contemplated getting the new Wii U reason to believe the next gen consoles will far more superior to all of the existing ones. In other Black Ops 2 news, our previous post spoke about the varied weapons on offer and we highlighted some YouTube footage of the primary weapons, the best multiplayer guns and a new wonder weapon that can be built within the zombie’s gameplay.
In addition, we also documented a drop in sales as Black Ops 2 popularity wanes, and we discussed how some gamers might feel that the CoD franchise can do with a break. It’s easy to see how popular this genre of gaming has become and both Black Ops titles have been well received, but there is a concern that the series is starting to be less inclined to achieve the constant requirement of entertainment every year. Are you now interested in what CoD games will be like on the next gen consoles?