Activision has now announced Call of Duty Black Ops 4, revealing an October 12 release date. Activision has now confirmed via a tweet that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be releasing on October 12, and will be revealed to the world on May 17 in a community reveal event.
Call of Duty is the most profitable franchise in the video game industry, and we just got the first details of the title which will be released this year.
Website Kotaku is also confident that they have confirmed that "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" is happening this year. It made Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010, and its Black Ops II came out in 2012. Black Ops fans you can officially stop speculating and start rejoicing now, the countdown to IIII (yes, that is the logo) has officially begun.
The description for the trailer tells us to "forget everything we know", indicating that the storyline could be filled with a few surprises this time around. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision. Does this mean that Black Ops 4 will be some sort of sea-change for the franchise? We expected Activision to announce Black Ops IIII for Nintendo Switch also, but nothing of that sort happened (neither at the recent Nintendo Direct). Activision's Call of Duty Black Ops 4 announcement comes hot on the heels of another major reveal earlier today. Call of Duty has used a three-developer rotation over the last decade to ensure that a game that met the series' standards was released every fall.
This confirms the growing evidence which pointed to a new entry in the Black Ops series.