We now have official confirmation on the next Call of Duty game planned for release this year. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is coming and will be revealed on May 17 and will be released on October 12. Developer Treyarch is once again working on the series.
Not really surprised with this announcement since the idea of a fourth Black Ops game have been circulating since last year.
The rumor that Black Ops 4 was indeed the Call of Duty for 2018 started when NBA star James Harden of the Houston Rockets showed up wearing a cap with an interesting logo while heading to a game. It was then confirmed by Activision reps that it was indeed the logo of Black Ops 4.
I would like to think it's highly possible to see James Harden appear for either the game's live-action trailer or become one of the playable characters in their third game mode that, based on the series' track record, might be Zombies again.
But the big question after I heard about the announcement is where it will take place. Black Ops III took place in 2065, 40 years after the events of Black Ops II, and it was a world where soldiers possessing superhuman capabilities is slowly becoming the new norm. It would be unusual to see the fourth game take place in the future again after the recent success of Call of Duty WWII. So, it's possible that we might see a prequel of sorts, focusing on events that took place before or after the first Black Ops game, which took place in the 1960s during the Cold War.
The Black Ops series is considered a favorite among the Call of Duty community that to this day people still log in to play the multiplayer portion of the series. Black Ops is also where Zombies mode started and has been the third game mode for the series ever since.
We'll find out more about the game when it's fully revealed in May.