Black Ops 4 is All But A Done Deal
Call of Duty has been in a 3-year cycle for some time now. Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, and Treyarch have all been taking turns cranking out a CoD game, then repeating the cycle. Treyarch’s Black Ops 3 was released in 2015, Infinite Warfare from Infinity Ward was released in 2016 and last year we went boots on the ground with Sledgehammer Games Call of Duty: WWII. Naturally, that means Treyarch is up next. Back in October, we told you that according to one analyst, the team is apparently hard at work on a new entry in the Black Ops franchise. Today we learned that a source, apparently close to the development of the next Call of Duty game, reports the next COD will indeed be Black Ops 4. Naturally, it will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But surprisingly, it will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch! Yes, you read correctly, the Switch!
According to the source, Black Ops 4 will be set in the modern era. Also, similar to Call of Duty: WWII it will be grounded in realism. There will not be any wall running like we saw in Black Ops 3 or Advanced Warfare. This is not a surprising move considering how well-received Call of Duty: WWII has been and there was no fancy running, exo suits or boost packs in that game.
Also, according to the source, the Nintendo Switch version will be ported by a development studio who is familiar with the Call of Duty franchise. Who could that studio be, maybe Vicarious Visions? But really we have no idea who that could be.
Some further good news is the Switch version will support the traditional COD DLC Season Pass format and will feature HD Rumble and motion control options. So it looks like the Switch version won’t be a cheap port, at this point…
Industry insider Marcus Sellars confirms the news via his twitter. As a bit of background, Marcus successfully predicted that a remastered version of the first Dark Souls would be ported to the Nintendo Switch. He also nailed a recent Nintendo Direct date. So the dude has a knack for making solid predictions but like any prediction, this needs to be taken with a giant grain of salt. Nothing official has been confirmed by Activision. I repeat, nothing official has been confirmed by Activision!
COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 4, 2018
Given how well the Nintendo Switch has sold, it makes sense for the next Call of Duty game to arrive on Nintendo’s latest console. Let’s just hope it’s not a terrible port like some of the previous Call of Duty games have been on Nintendo consoles. Some of those Wii U COD games were less than stellar. Regardless, Treyarch does have a history of releasing COD games on Nintendo consoles, so this isn’t a stretch at all.
What do you think? Are you happy with this news? Would you play it on the Switch? Tell us in the comments below.