Remember when I said that the next Call of Duty game would “most likely” be set during the Vietnam War?
Yeah, well… Sorry about that.
Activision announced today that the next game in the Call of Duty series will be “Call of Duty: Black Ops”. As previously expected, the new game will be developed by secondary Call of Duty studio Treyarch. On the other hand, rumors and loose indicators that that the new game would be set in Vietnam turned out to be misleading, as the title strongly indicates a modern setting. In their press release, Activision declares “Black Ops” to be; “an entirely new chapter in the groundbreaking and record-setting, No. 1 first-person action series of all-time.” The decision to follow Modern Warfare 2 with another modern-themed game makes sense, maximizing any and all similarities between the two to draw a larger return audience.
In their release, Activision also dated the new game, and apparently they will be keeping their promise of making “Call of Duty” an annual phenomenon: “Black Ops” will be in stores on November 7th.