The next Call of Duty is of course Black Ops 4 and has been in development by Treyarch for the past 2.5 years. The new sequel arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 12th later this year.
A big change for the series will be the lack of a conventional single-player campaign. In fact, there is not direct story mode within the game. Rather the developers are weaving a narrative into each of the modes that will be included in the final game. This is of course the first time a Call of Duty game didn’t ship with a single player campaign.
The games announcement trailer includes a small insight on what we can expect, with players using specialist classes – which stem from games like Rainbow Six and Overwatch clearly. Their traditional Call of Duty style gaming is very much intact, but will evolve to include this other games styles as well.
Battle Royal is another trigger word around gamers today, and of course Call of Duty are following suit with Black Out. The mode will incorporate characters and elements from other Black Ops games. There are no details on how many players, or exactly how big the maps will be, or even how many maps at launch.
Zombies!. It wouldn’t be a treyarch game if it didn’t include some Zombie love. The new game definitely takes a step forward with Zombies with different periods of time, a massive list of configuration options, and weapons. Custom Mutations will allow for the controlling over 100 different aspect of a Zombie match, including bullet damage, zombie health, speed, and more.
Acivitision also announced the the game will be making an official move to the Battle.net under Blizzard for PC players. This means that Steam won’t be carrying the game this year, another first for Call of Duty.
The game will have a beta, but release has not been announced yet. Once again, the game arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC on October 13th.