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!