UPDATE: In a tweet sent out earlier, Activision confirmed that the next game in the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops III. We will also be seeing a world reveal of the game on April 26, so you won’t have to wait long to find out what’s going to happen.
— Activision (@Activision) April 9, 2015
After three years of working in the shadows, the team at Treyarch returns this year with Call of Duty: Black Ops III. There’s so much to talk about and I’m sure you all have plenty of questions, but the good news is you won’t have to wait long for answers—the world reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops III is set for Sunday, April 26, so stay tuned for details.
ORIGINAL STORY: Call of Duty is probably the most popular annual franchise out there. As such, having a new game being released this year should come as no surprise to anyone. What is surprising is that Treyarch isn’t making a sequel to Ghosts, but is instead making a sequel to the Black Ops series. We know this information thanks to this very vague teaser trailer which was just released.
The trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III itself has no gameplay at all. Instead, we hear dialogue from the previous games in the series. The voices are accompanied by images of what appear to be men with guns done in a very Matrix-ish sort of fashion. There’s also a Snapchat QR code in there too for some reason. The trailer ends by telling us that the world reveal of the game will happen on April 26.
What can we expect from the game? It’s hard to say at this point. Advanced Warfare took the Modern Warfare theme to its next logical step by introducing futuristic war. Black Ops III will no doubt continue to be about covert operations, but will those be set in the future as well? The series was the first to do a forward time-jump so having it go into Advanced Warfare‘s “present” is a possibility. It’s also possible that the series may go back to CoD roots and take away some of the fancier gear (and robots) introduced in Advanced Warfare.
Stay tuned for more info on Call of Duty: Black Ops III as it arises.