Whereas it has been rumored for months that the subsequent entry within the Call of Duty franchise will probably be a Black Ops title – particularly, Black Ops Cold War, if the Doritos promotional campaign is accurate – Activision itself has now lent some ‘official’ weight to the speculation.
Since 2012, the first-person shooter franchise has alternated between builders Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games in three-year cycles, however this year it is seemingly bucking the pattern and skipping Sledgehammer.
Activision has confirmed in an earnings name that studios Treyarch and Raven will probably be working in partnership on the upcoming title, and contemplating that this growth duo has been chargeable for each Black Ops entry thus far, this additional cements the rumor that Black Ops Cold War will probably be releasing this year.
In the course of the name, the writer pointed on the present success of its Modern Warfare and Warzone titles, then went on to state that “Activision will proceed to construct on its direct, digital relationship with this expanded group because it delivers the subsequent premium launch for Name of Responsibility, coming from Treyarch and Raven Software program”.
As for Raven, this growth studio has been concerned in most of the series’ earlier titles (albeit normally on the multiplayer aspect of issues), though it isn’t sometimes listed as being a co-developer.
This might signify a better concentrate on multiplayer than earlier titles, though it’s at all times been a big promoting level for the franchise, with the last Black Ops title forgoing a standard story-based single-player marketing campaign in favor of numerous ‘solo missions’. Alternatively, it may simply be an applicable acknowledgment for the studio’s ongoing efforts.
Whereas this doesn’t fully confirm that the subsequent Call of Duty title will be a Black Ops game, it definitely appears to connect collectively all the present rumors neatly. Keep tuned to listen to extra about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War when it will get formally revealed, which we think about isn’t far off now.