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Call of Duty Black Ops Revealed Tonight

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 40 comments

Activision briefly announced the next Call of Duty title.

Friday night SpikeTV is expected to reveal the next installment of the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, through a world premier video airing at 12:40 am EST (which is technically Saturday morning). Produced by Activision Publishing's Treyarch studio, the game has a launch date of November 9th, 2010. Unfortunately, no other information was provided, nor was there any indication that this is the rumored title based in Vietnam.

"We can't wait for our community to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. "We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts."

Based on the name alone, the new Call of Duty title will (probably) not be based in World War II, but rather will have a contemporary setting. The game is also a sign that Activision's battle with Infinity Ward isn't putting the franchise on hold. In fact, with Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games taking the helm, it's clear that the publisher intends to move forward.

With that said, Activision seems rather pumped about Black Ops. "Tomorrow you will see a teaser for this year’s Call of Duty game," said Thomas Tippl, chief operating officer of Activision Publishing, said on Thursday. "Treyarch is working on it and taking the Call of Duty franchise to the next level."

Tune in just after midnight for the big reveal on SpikeTV!

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    zachary k , April 30, 2010 10:03 PM
    matt314Ummm... wonder who is making the game o.O

    Quote:
    Produced by Activision
    Publishing's Treyarch studio

    try reading, i hear it helps.
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    waylander , April 30, 2010 9:59 PM
    If the online is as bad as MW2 was then there's no way I'm buying this...
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    imspecial , April 30, 2010 10:51 PM
    znegvalI think you misunderstood his comment. He probably just made a reference to all those people from MW2 leaving the studio.

    I think you misunderstood. Infinity Ward is not making this installment of Call of Duty. Treyarch is, which has nothing to do with the people (or lack there of) working for Infinity Ward.
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  • 14 Hide
    waylander , April 30, 2010 9:59 PM
    If the online is as bad as MW2 was then there's no way I'm buying this...
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    sliem , April 30, 2010 10:02 PM
    We'll see.
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    killerclick , April 30, 2010 10:02 PM
    Just another cookie cutter FPS. The console kids will eat it up...
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    zachary k , April 30, 2010 10:03 PM
    matt314Ummm... wonder who is making the game o.O

    Quote:
    Produced by Activision
    Publishing's Treyarch studio

    try reading, i hear it helps.
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    in0va3 , April 30, 2010 10:07 PM
    I was imagining that less people would buy this game because of no Infinity Ward, but let's see how it comes out. MW2 is already getting old now and I want a new shooter of CoD series!
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    znegval , April 30, 2010 10:17 PM
    zachary ktry reading, i hear it helps.


    I think you misunderstood his comment. He probably just made a reference to all those people from MW2 leaving the studio.
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    spoofedpacket , April 30, 2010 10:28 PM
    waylanderIf the online is as bad as MW2 was then there's no way I'm buying this...


    Well duh.
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    chickenhoagie , April 30, 2010 10:31 PM
    I'm hoping Treyarch comes out well with this one and yet again proves IW that they can make a solid addition to the series. I thought CoD WaW was a pretty dang solid game. If they could mix the goods of MW2 and the goods of WaW then they'll make a great game.
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    RogerDeath , April 30, 2010 10:32 PM
    Black Ops is confirmed to have Zombies and Dedicated Servers again. Sounds like a recipe for win if you ask me!
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    pwnzerage , April 30, 2010 10:34 PM
    waylanderIf the online is as bad as MW2 was then there's no way I'm buying this...


    I actually kinda like the MW2 online. The people who play it, however, are camping little bitches. That's what grenades are for.
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    waylander , April 30, 2010 10:43 PM
    I'm not talking about game play per se, I'm talking about the hackers and IWNet...
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    imspecial , April 30, 2010 10:51 PM
    znegvalI think you misunderstood his comment. He probably just made a reference to all those people from MW2 leaving the studio.

    I think you misunderstood. Infinity Ward is not making this installment of Call of Duty. Treyarch is, which has nothing to do with the people (or lack there of) working for Infinity Ward.
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    huron , April 30, 2010 11:11 PM
    As long as they listen to the community and have the dedicated servers (confirmed? - please post the source), it should be fine. I know many people still playing the original MW because the multiplayer is so much better.
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    NuclearShadow , April 30, 2010 11:16 PM
    The way they are milking this franchise is just insane.
    No game series needs a sequel yearly and its a sure fire way to
    get gamers sick of it.
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    CptTripps , April 30, 2010 11:37 PM
    I think Treyarch did well with WaW compared to COD3, I will probably rent it and play through the SP. For MP, MW2 and all it's damn killstreak rewards ruined the game for me. I asked my install of BC2 and it said there was no way it will release me from its clutches, a game would have to be fricking amazing to drag me away from Dice.
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    Brent_NC , April 30, 2010 11:40 PM
    CODWAW was absolutely awesome. I am glad Treyarch had it instead of IW. IW has done enough damage to the franchise, thank you very much.

    On the surface, it sounds like they are going to stick with a proven model.
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    bison88 , May 1, 2010 12:54 AM
    They are really milking the Call of Duty franchise aren't they. It's almost to the point I can't stand hearing the name COD anymore.
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    Marco925 , May 1, 2010 2:03 AM
    I wonder how this will go without the dudes at Infinity ward.
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