Following several days of hints by means of a viral campaign, Activision and Treyarch have finally lifted the curtain pertaining to this year’s Call of Duty. Based on the clues provided in the teaser trailer, which is appropriately named “Back in Black”, we can safely conclude that gamers will be playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III this holiday season.
Though we have only been given a slight glimpse at what is to come, the wait for an official reveal won’t be much longer as Black Ops III will be officially revealed on Sunday, April 26. In a press release issued today by Activision, the company provided a single tease about the game: How far are you willing to go?
There has been much speculation circulating about where and when this new Call of Duty will take place. Early reports suggested it may take place during World War II, but those rumors were quickly silenced and deemed false. So, where does that leave us?
Current rumors don’t provide much information, but the game is said to differ from past installments and movement won’t be like it was in Advanced Warfare. Likewise, it is rumored that the title will be released on current-gen and last-gen platforms.
If Treyarch is to continue the storyline from that of Black Ops 2, it will be interesting to see how they do so considering that game had alternate endings.
Black Ops III will be Treyarch’s first Call of Duty release with a 3-year development cycle. Earlier this year, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that he believes this new entry could be one of the best Call of Duty games yet.
“This fall’s game will be Treyarch’s first on the 3-year development cycle, it will be loaded with innovation and we’re excited to share more details with our community soon,” stated Hirshberg.
Last month, we informed you of an analysis report which stated that Black Ops III, along with a new Resident Evil, would be released during the 2015 holiday.
Though the firm later clarified that their statements were based on assumptions and not firm research, it does at merit to their report. Could Resident Evil 7 be the next major reveal for the 2015 holiday season? If so, we’ll find out at E3 in June.