According to a preview published on Venturebeat, the 2020 title will “play at 4K resolution and refresh rates at 120hz,” in addition to utilising solid-state drives for faster load times and PlayStation 5’s controller haptics.
The game will also feature a global illumination system that makes use of real-time ray tracing, it’s claimed.
However, it’s unclear how many of these features will be able to run at the same time, since targeting a framerate of 120 will likely be very demanding even on next-gen machines.
To run PS5 and Xbox Series X games at 120fps, newer televisions featuring HDMI 2.1 will be required. So far the only PlayStation 5 title confirmed to support 120fps is Codemasters’ Dirt 5.
Xbox has included 120fps prominently in its marketing for Series X and said that it plans to add the ultra-high frame rate to some backwards compatible titles, as well as for Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode.
“With the power of the next-gen systems, we’ll be able to add even more detail and put even more love into everything we create,” Katie Sabin, a vehicle artist at Raven Software, told the publication.
On Xbox Series X, the physical Standard Edition of the game will retail for $69.99 / £64.99 and also include an Xbox One copy of the game, it confirmed.
Digitally, this version is known as the ‘Cross-Gen Edition’ and includes both Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game through a dual-license tied to players’ Xbox accounts.
On PlayStation 5, the equivalent Cross-Gen Edition of Black Ops Cold War – which includes both PS4 and PS5 versions – also retails for $69.99 / £64.99. The PS5 edition will not include a PS4 version of the game.