Showing posts with label Call of Duty: Black Ops 5. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

According to rumor, Call of Duty 2020 game is going to be a reboot of Black Ops sub-series and grittier than Modern Warfare.

Starting from this year, Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise is slowly leaning towards a reboot of their popular sub-series and thus, fourth Modern Warfare release is simply referred to as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for 2019.

Although CoD: MW is currently due for an October 2019 launch, publisher Activision has already rallied up developer Treyarch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, which may end up simply being named Call of Duty: Black Ops instead.

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Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

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Set during 1961 and 1968, first Black Ops title has served as a sequel for Call of Duty: World at War and had Cold War as its premise. This is a hint of series reboot similar to Modern Warfare, which went back to roots of their first game.

Originally, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games were working on upcoming Black Ops title, which is set to be on Cold War era. It was likely to feature some story campaigns based on Korean and Vietnam Wars as well.

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This rumor came from Twitter account of TheLongSensation, a YouTube insider who previously confirmed MW reboot.


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Before it was officially revealed, this YouTuber has leaked out correct name for latest Modern Warfare game when many other established outlets have done the same, which nicely establish credentials for information source.

When Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games collaboration for Call of Duty 2020 wasn't looking too good, Activision has put Treyarch in charge of creative leadership to have the project running from that point onwards.

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Black Ops is looking forward to a reboot model that is similar to Modern Warfare, where they took both new and old player base back to its original setup but somehow still keeping things fresh for everyone to enjoy a refined experience.

Call of Duty is an M-rated franchise that people like to point at for being a motivation behind people doing violent act from time to time and upcoming 2020 title Call of Duty: Black Ops would fan the flame by being more gruesome than MW.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

Activision puts developer studio Treyarch in charge for Call of Duty 2020, which would seemingly be Black Ops 5.

Through a series of leaks and rumors, next title from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty for 2019 is almost confirmed to be Modern Warfare 4 due to Infinity Ward being involved and former developers are coming back once again.

Meanwhile, publisher Activision is already up to something for next year with developer Treyarch, which is likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, giving developers a year less to deliver next installment of Black Ops sub-series.

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Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

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Recently, Activision has sidelined studios Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games for handing over the ongoing project to Treyarch to rush its development cycle up to speed while aiming at a 2020 release window right now.

As a follow-up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that just came up about seven months ago, developers at Treyarch will have a tight schedule to pursue in order to deliver next Call of Duty game for 2020 after this sudden shift.

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Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Treyarch has been following a three-year development cycle for annual Call of Duty releases from 2012, rotating their roles each year to work on Advanced Warfare, Black Ops and Infinite Warfare sub-franchise.

At this point, Infinity Ward is most probably busy with long-awaited return of Modern Warfare. Activision was working with Raven and Sledgehammer on a CoD title that is set during Cold War era and most likely to feature Vietnam.

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Now that Treyarch is put in charge creative leadership for BO5, Raven and Sledgehammer would still remain as support studio. Their work so far on the project would be transformed into a single-player campaign mode for veteran fans.

Return of story mode would be welcoming to players who were critical of Black Ops 4 for its lack of a campaign. Currently expected to arrive on fall of 2020 for upcoming PlayStation and Xbox consoles, BO5 would probably be a cross-gen title.

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Only downside for studio Treyarch is that they have only two years to finish it instead of three and that would eventually led to major crunch time for developers who are already annoyed working brutal overtime hours for BO4.

Though Black Ops 4 saw a best-selling digital launch on CoD history, its sales number for physical copies were lowest among other series titles and didn't generate expected revenue margin that Activision was hoping for.

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Based on these facts, the publisher is currently considering taking a free-to-play approach even though they were against that idea once. Upcoming Modern Warfare 4 may embrace this new revenue model and offer similar component.

According to insider report, staffs from Raven and Sledgehammer were in constant argument over development of Cold War-themed Call of Duty 2020 throughout the past year and now, those guys are about to act as support for Treyarch, which is pretty concerning.