Report Suggests This Year's Call of Duty Title Is Black Ops 4
Activision just can’t keep upcoming CoD titles a secret. The publisher has to face early leaks almost every year, and it seems this year won’t be any different. But, maybe they want that, maybe they are the source of leaks because the longer an upcoming game is talked about, the better. Whatever the case, this year’s Call of Duty game is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and it won’t take place in the future.
The sequel was first mentioned in a tweet posted by Marcus Sellars, a writer for multiple Nintendo-related gaming media. He stated that the game is called Black Ops 4, that it probably won’t be set in the future because it “is boots on the ground,” and that it will be out for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
Soon after, Eurogamer confirmed the rumor from “multiple sources,” and since the site did confirm the name and setting of last year’s Call of Duty: WW2 we think the info is legit.
So, after the Cold War, near future, and the jetpack world of Black Ops 3 set in 2065, we will get a title probably set in present time. Maybe the Black Ops series will show us an origins story set in the World War II because the current title managed to garner solid reviews and quite a big player base. This is mostly because gamers got bored of the future and wanted “boots on the ground” multiplayer shooters, on top of the 2016’s Infinite Warfare getting extremely negative feedback.
No matter the setting and backstory, the title is expected to continue the Call of Duty: Black Ops sub-series and to be the first title since Call of Duty: Ghosts to be released for a Nintendo console, which isn’t surprising because the Switch saw a massive popularity and huge sales numbers. And Activision likes huge sales numbers.