Whereas it has been rumored for months that the subsequent entry within the Name of Obligation franchise shall 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 Video games in three-year cycles, however this 12 months it is seemingly bucking the pattern and skipping Sledgehammer.
Activision has confirmed in an earnings name that studios Treyarch and Raven shall be working in partnership on the upcoming title, and contemplating that this improvement duo has been answerable for each Black Ops entry thus far, this additional cements the rumor that Black Ops Chilly Warfare shall be releasing this 12 months.
Throughout 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 Obligation, coming from Treyarch and Raven Software program”.
As for Raven, this improvement studio has been concerned in lots of the collection’ earlier titles (albeit often on the multiplayer facet of issues), though it isn’t usually listed as being a co-developer.
This might signify a better concentrate on multiplayer than earlier titles, though it’s all the time been a major promoting level for the franchise, with the final Black Ops title forgoing a conventional story-based single-player marketing campaign in favor of quite a lot of ‘solo missions’. Alternatively, it might simply be an applicable acknowledgement for the studio’s ongoing efforts.
Whereas this doesn’t absolutely verify that the subsequent Name of Obligation title shall be a Black Ops sport, it definitely appears to attach collectively all the present rumors neatly. Keep tuned to listen to extra about Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Warfare when it will get formally revealed, which we think about isn’t far off now.