Spov provides finishing touches to Black Ops

UK animation and design studio continues Call of Duty contributions
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London-based animation and design firm Spov has announced that it produced all the loading films for the celebrated new Treyarch title Call of Duty: Black Ops.

The collaboration marks Spov’s fourth contribution to the Call of Duty series, having previously produced the loading films to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, and Treyarch’s prequel to Black Ops, COD: World at War.

“Building upon the Treyarch-created narrative, Spov, who has a long-standing history with the blockbuster Call of Duty series, utilised a stark and compelling art style reminiscent of the Cold War-era theme to craft the visuals for the Black Ops loading movie sequences,” said a Spov release.

“A starting point for Spov’s visual interpretation was the technology of the period in which the game is set.

"Featuring microfiche readers move, Nixie tubes - precursors to LED displays - and redacted text add key plot points and move the engrossing story as presented to the main character.”