While Call of Duty: WWII was just released a mere three months ago, a lot of players (including yours truly) is already looking forward to the next Call of Duty game. Add in the fact that it’s being developed by Treyarch, and well, you can understand why some people are hyped for this year’s new Call of Duty 2018 title.
Fortunately, it seems the leaks are starting early this year. One reputable source already said that this year’s COD will be none other than Black Ops 4, will be boots on the ground, set in modern times, and even scheduled to hit the Nintendo Switch. While Treyarch nor Activision has confirmed or denied the rumors (understandably so), the hype train seems to be revving up.
Over on Twitter, the official Treyarch account has now started to acknowledge the new year, and tweeted that the studio “can’t wait to share more.”
Looking forward to the year ahead. . . we can’t wait to share more!
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 8, 2018
Treyarch chieftain David Vonderhaar has also acknowledged the tweet, and has taken a break from tweeting about personal stuff to say that the statement above “has never been more true” for him.
This statement has never been more true for me on a personal level and I’ve been at this a very long time. No spin. No prepared remark. I didn’t write the Tweet below. I didn’t see it any sooner than you. It’s just exactly how I feel RN. Let’s go. https://t.co/aqQotJ413M
— David Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) February 8, 2018
Finally, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg also mentioned (via CharlieIntel) that he thinks Activision has the “best three-year slate in Call of Duty history” during Activision’s earnings call for Q4. And yes, he also confirmed that Treyarch is making this year’s COD, which is a surprise to no one.
So, that of course, sets the stage for the game we have planned later this year, which is being developed by our team at Treyarch. Now, as you know, they have developed some of our most successful games ever, and they have proven time and time again that they know how to keep our players engaged for the long haul.
So, overall, I’d say our strategy for Call of Duty is working. WWII is a blockbuster. We’ve got a thriving Black Ops community whose excited for the upcoming Treyarch developed game. I honestly, really wish I could say more about what we have in the pipeline because I’m so excited about it, but its suffice to say I think we have the best 3 year slate in Call of Duty’s history, which is really saying something given this franchise’s history. And I think we’ve got multiple different game universes that we know our players love on tap, so obviously, more to come on that.
We’re bound to hear more very soon given Activision usually talks about each year’s Call of Duty game before the official multiplayer reveal at E3. Given the publisher’s close ties to Sony, expect the big event to happen during Sony’s big E3 press conference.
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