Is Call of Duty returning to the Black Ops universe for an unprecedented fourth go? What do Activision and long-running developer Treyarch have up their sleeves this time?
Today was the day they confirmed it — Black Ops 4 will be the next Call of Duty game. Activision revealed the release date, the logo and when we can expect to learn more. Much snickering has been made online about the logo, which leaked out a few days ago and says Black Ops IIII, not Black Ops IV. The logo is real, and they’re going with it.
The release date is also a first for Call of Duty: traditionally new games are released in November, but this one’s coming out one month earlier, on October 12. We can only theorize as to why, but the fact that Rockstar’s highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is slated for October 26 is the most likely motivator.
Not much is known yet besides that. Today’s announcement was a mere confirmation that the game is coming, plus a promise for more details soon. Activision says Thursday, May 17 is the day they’ll reveal more. Their press release lies below.
PREPARE FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4
Top-Selling Series in Call of Duty History Makes its Return October 12
Mark Calendars for the Community Reveal Event May 17
Santa Monica, CA – March 8, 2018 – Black Ops is back! In what represents a game-changing experience, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 will revolutionize the top-selling series in Call of Duty® history when it launches worldwide on Friday, October 12 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty fans can tune in Thursday, May 17, when publisher Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), and award-winning developer Treyarch host the community reveal to a worldwide audience.
For more information and the latest intel on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.
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