We’ve tagged this article as rumour but it’s more predictable than an egregious EA monetisation scheme, isn’t it? Our friends over at Eurogamer.net are reporting that Treyarch is hard at work on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, ahead of release this holiday. Given the success of previous Black Ops instalments, it’s hardly a surprise, is it?
According to the site’s sources, this one will scale back the sci-fi focus of Black Ops 3, opting for a slightly more grounded storyline this time. According to one purported “industry insider”, it’ll be set in “modern times and is boots on the ground”. Thus far the sub-series has already spanned the Cold War through to the far-flung future, so the developer pretty much has the license to cover whichever time period it wants.
We wouldn’t expect the game to be announced until much later in the year – prior to E3 2018 in June seems most likely. Call of Duty: WWII was a huge financial success for Activision, so the publisher will be hoping to replicate that – but it will have to go up against a new Battlefield title in October.