Has Treyarch confirmed or denied the ability to alter the FOV in Black Ops yet? I know people have speculated a person could alter it since the developer console will be enabled, but again that is pure speculation.
It would be nice to get a definite one way or the other since the ex 'A-team' Infinity Ward went so far as to call changing the FOV a cheat for the previous Call of Duty game. You would think after all of the backlash Modern Warfare 2 received for not being able to alter the FOV, Treyarch would be all over mentioning it like they did with dedicated servers (another huge backlash from the game players).
Could it be that there is a limitation in the engine Infinity Ward created which would distort the game? Something that Treyarch is unable to overcome? It's quite possible they were unable to make any modifications to the engine in such a short timespan (sort of like Obsidian with Fallout New Vegas using Bethesda's Gamebryo / Fallout 3 engine).