Today, May 18, 2020, marks 10 years since the very first Call of Duty: Black Ops game was announced by Activision and Treyarch.
On May 18, 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops was revealed with its debut reveal trailer and released later that year on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
Today, to celebrate it, Treyarch has shared a new video and a blog post looking back at the 10 years of the Black Ops franchise.
Following the release of Call of Duty: World at War in 2008, we had the opportunity to turn our full creative focus solely on making Call of Duty games, a move that gave rise to the Black Ops series of games starting in 2010. While World at War gave us characters like Reznov and Easter Eggs like a little-known bonus mode called Zombies, it was just a glimpse into just how much story there was to tell.
From there, we went deep into the shadows: Call of Duty: Black Ops was the history you thought you knew. It was Woods, Hudson, and Mason… it was plausible deniability, and mindf*ckery… it was THE NUMBERS!… and best of all, it was just scratching the surface.
Watch the full video below:
Read the studio’s full new blog on their website here.
And, if you are looking for some more nostalgia, watch the original Call of Duty: Black Ops reveal trailer here: