Update: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been announced and dated by Activision, check out the details and trailer.
All signs are pointing towards this year’s Call of Duty game being a fourth installment in the Black Ops series. After a handful of leaks via retailers and now a very public showing of what seems to be the logo for the game by NBA player James Harden, it seems that all we’re waiting for now is an official announcement from Treyarch.
It’s not uncommon for each year’s Call of Duty game to slip out ahead of any planned reveal, and it seems that this is the case once again in 2018. Just a couple of days ago, a list began circulating that seemingly revealed Call of Duty Black Ops 4 merchandise that the retailer would be stocking.
Following up on March 6th, James Harden an NBA Player who plays for the Houston Rockets was spotted with a hat on that looked a lot like a reveal of the Black Ops 4 logo. Harden donning a camouflage outfit and the hat seemed to be a walking billboard for the game. You can see the tweet from the NBA that has seemingly confirmed the game below:
— NBA (@NBA) March 6, 2018
Regardless, it shouldn’t be long before Call of Duty fans start hearing more about the game that will release later this year. Call of Duty WW2 was revealed on April 21st. Infinite Warfare was leaked right around the same time, and Call of Duty Black Ops 3 was officially announced on April 26th. If Activision sticks to their clockwork schedule we should be a little over a month away from the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 if these rumors end being more than just a coincidence.
Chatter has been picking up from Treyarch regarding their next game. One of the most followed developers at Treyarch, David Vonderhaar has been taking to Twitter recently. Where in one series of messages he said that the studio is “doing the best work of their lives.”
Rumors about the setting of the next game have been circulating for some time. We’ve known that Treyarch would be developing this title for a while, but with a return to Black Ops looking like a sure bet, the talk now turns to the setting of the game. Treyarch has taken us to a variety of settings in the Black Ops series. Starting with the Cold War with the original and the far future of the third installment. After a successful return to “boots on the ground.” It’s probably a safe bet that Treyarch will follow Sledgehammer Games’ lead and keep the combat grounded, but that would likely also mean a return to a more modern setting.