It’s been rumoured that Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is in the works and a new update today helps to back that report up a lot.
Activision have now confirmed that Treyarch will be handling Call of Duty 2018, a big step in confirming those rumours.
Treyarch are the original studio who launched the Black Ops sub-franchise, which has proven very popular with fans.
They posted this message following the Activision earnings report, tweeting: “Looking forward to the year ahead. . . we can’t wait to share more.”
It would also make sense that Treyarch were back in the driving seat, especially since their last game launch in 2015.
Activision uses a three-year development cycle for their COD games, with the Raven Software team supplying help with a lot of ongoing projects.
Multiple sources have now confirmed that COD WW2 will be replaced by Black Ops 4, which will apparently tone down on the futuristic setting.
The reasons behind this is due to the backlash of Infinite Warfare, which went a little too far for many players.
It’s fair to say that fans were growing a little restless with the jetpacks and wall-running, although, it’s hard to see Black Ops 4 dropping these elements.
It’s more likely that we’ll see a mix of gameplay, especially since the WW2 setting proved so popular with fans.
Grappling with the two elements could prove a difficult balancing act for Treyarch, who will need to match COD WW2’s popularity.
One big element of the new launch will be the return of the classic Call of Duty Zombies team, who wrapped up their undead universe in Black Ops 3.
A clean slate means they could go in a new direction, or perhaps move to reboot their popular world.
The recent rumours surrounding the Call of Duty 2018 game includes reports of a present day setting, as well as a PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch release.
The Switch version will allegedly not only support DLCs, but also boast HD Rumble features and motion controls.
The Call of Duty rumours emerged earlier this week,, when Twitter user Marcus Sellars made the bold claim.
He tweeted: “COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground.
“The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familiar with COD games.”