During Activision Blizzard’s Q4 2017 Earnings Call, Activision Publishing Inc. officially confirmed that Treyarch is developing Call of Duty 2018.
Looking forward to the year ahead. . . we can’t wait to share more!
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 8, 2018
Coddy Johnson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Activision, said, “This fall, we plan to continue to exceed fans’ expectations with a new release from Treyarch — the creators of Black Ops, the most successful subfranchise in Call of Duty history — and we cannot wait to share more about that with you on future calls.”
This year’s title will be Treyarch’s seventh Call of Duty title. Their latest release was Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in 2015.
Activision refused to confirm the setting or combat of this year’s game. There is no confirmation yet on whether the game will be boots on the ground or have jet packs. Last year, during this call, Activision stated that the 2017 SHG title would have ‘traditional combat.’
Activision has not announced any specific details regarding Call of Duty 2018 yet. A rumor from earlier this week suggested the game for this year would be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, but that remains unconfirmed as of now.
Activision usually reveals the new Call of Duty titles sometime between April-May, with the game’s launch in November. Treyarch’s previous title, Black Ops 3, was teased in early April with full reveal in late April back in 2015.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty 2018.
COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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