How Will the Next Call of Duty Change Things Up?
Treyarch is hard at work bringing us the next installment of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Considering the studio’s pedigree and experience, there’s no telling how they’ll improve the experience this time around. However, according to Activision’s’ first quarter financial earnings call, Chief Operating Officer Collister Johnson believes the game will greatly innovate on past titles.
“It’s an incredible developer with a deep understanding of the community and the first-person genre,” Johnson said in regard to Treyarch, “but also a real proven track record of innovation, including Zombies and multiple multi-player innovations that have really transformed the industry.”
Moving on to the topic of Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, Johnson stated, “This is a game that’s not going to just build on our strengths. It will continue to push the envelope in innovation. You’ll see that in the core game itself, where we have a number of new exciting developments to roll out very soon, but also in the game’s appeal on growth platforms like PC, where we’ve invested significant dedicated resources and design time to make sure we can deliver a great PC game to serve that community. So very soon, May 17, we’ll have a lot more to say at the Black Ops 4 global reveal, and I hope you tune in. You should.”
A surplus of news and speculation has surrounded the upcoming reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops IV ever it was revealed to be in development. Adding fuel to the fires of speculation, rumors indicated that the next game will launch without a campaign, a first for the franchise. But if Black Ops truly is shipping without a campaign, opting for a Battle Royale mode instead, one has to wonder how Treyarch will build on the multiplayer portion. Time will tell.