Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Can I play Call of Duty Black Ops with someone on the PC if I am playing on an XBox?

Or do they keep them separate? I could see why they would. A Keyboard and Mouse seems to give more control (at least to me). That may be considered an unfair advantage.

share|improve this question
4  
No. Because the PC gamers will kick the bejesus out of the console gamers. Keyboard and mouse is a deadly combo. –  tHeSiD Dec 13 '10 at 20:12
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 10 down vote accepted

No, PC and XBox cannot play CoD: Black Ops together. PC version uses dedicated servers whereas XBox version uses XBox Live.

share|improve this answer
6  
That is not 100% true. Shadow Run is a game that plays cross-platform on Xbox360 and PC. As for Black-ops, you cannot play cross-platform. –  TrickyM66 Dec 11 '10 at 18:57
9  
@Tricky - the OP was only asking about Black Ops. –  ChrisF Dec 11 '10 at 19:10
    
Im going to reword my previous comment. For the game Black ops you cannot play cross-platform like Bora said, but don't think all games cannot be played cross-platform. –  TrickyM66 Dec 11 '10 at 23:27
add comment

as a rule of the thumb you cannot play FPS games cross-platform. The core of the issue the way I see it is the precision of the controls available to PC users versus aim-assist (legalized aimbot) feature on consoles. This has been a constant source for epic flame wars between PC and console players. Hard to imagine the amount of hate if they were to be allowed to play against each other.

share|improve this answer
    
I agree... users with mouse-keyboard controls would probably gun down 3 console controller users in the time it took them to turn around and face the enemy.... It would be kind of unfair –  Sid Jun 2 '11 at 19:19
    
Let alone someone with a well built computer (cpu, graphics, ram) compared to someone stuck on a standard xbox 360. –  Falcon165o Jul 20 '12 at 12:37
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.