An olive branch to PC gamers, and from Activision of all people? It would appear that the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops will ship with honest-to-goodness mod tools. This is a most unexpected development.
The specifics of the mod tools remain unannounced, but the mere fact that Activision is permitting their inclusion should be celebrated by PC gamers. You have to remember that the last Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2, didn’t even ship with dedicated server support—unconscionable for a PC shooter.
It’ll be interesting to see how Black Ops does this time around. You have to wonder whether or not Call of Duty fatigue is setting in. And then you have to wonder whether or not all the heat that Medal of Honor is generating will sway more than a few gamers EA’s way this fall.