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Treyarch announces Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch announces Call of Duty: Black Ops

Activision and Treyarch have announced Call of Duty: Black Ops, revealing a November 9th release.

Activision has confirmed the title and existence of another entry in the long-running Call of Duty series, revealing that the next game will be developed by Treyarch and be called Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is set for a November 9th release date and, while platforms haven't been officially announced, it's a safe bet that it'll be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Treyarch have worked on the Call of Duty series before, usually alternating releases with Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. Treyarch's entries in the series have typically been met with less acclaim than Infinity Ward's efforts, but Treyarch has remained a successful studio regardless.

Activision had previously hinted that Treyarch would be the next studio to put out a Call of Duty title, tiding the fans over until the remains of Infinity Ward finish up on Modern Warfare 3. Meanwhile, a new studio called Sledgehammer games is also working on a third Call of Duty title - speculated to be an MMO.

Treyarch's announcement came in the form of a short blog post which only gave the name and release date, urging fans to visit the official site regularly for bigger updates.

Previously it was rumoured that Treyarch was working on a game set in the Vietnam war called, inventively, Call of Duty: Vietnam. It's not confirmed whether the name has changed and Black Ops itself will be set in the Vietnam conflict and new rumours have arisen suggesting that Black Ops may actually be a more stealth-focused game that uses the Cold War setting.

Activision recently announced a new 10-year partnership with Halo developer Bungie too, so it's a big week for the biggest game publisher in the world.

We'll keep you posted with more news when we have it, but until then let us know your thoughts on Call of Duty: Black Ops in the forums.

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Instagib 30th April 2010, 14:16 Quote
Will there be nazi zombies? i'm not buying it without.
Instagib 30th April 2010, 14:17 Quote
Soviet zombies will work for me.
bogie170 30th April 2010, 14:38 Quote
Does this mean less supprt and less patches?
cjoyce1980 30th April 2010, 14:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by bogie170
Does this mean less supprt and less patches?

as most of the important staff at IW have left, i wount expect any more MW2
gavomatic57 30th April 2010, 14:51 Quote
I know it is Treyarch and not Infinity Ward, but I have a feeling this is going to turn out more like Brown Oops...

MW2 left quite a foul taste in the mouth and I'm not willing to waste my money on any more in this franchise.
Autti 30th April 2010, 14:58 Quote
Dedicated servers?
rjkoneill 30th April 2010, 15:04 Quote
its treyarch so it will be average at best

its activision so they are not getting a penny from me
Shadowed_fury 30th April 2010, 15:29 Quote
Well, I for one will no doubt buy this. Having played most the COD series...
I'm more than sure i'm not the only one too.
mi1ez 30th April 2010, 15:32 Quote
At least it's got a slightly catchy name!
fev 30th April 2010, 17:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Autti
Dedicated servers?

I'm out of NDA as of 10 minutes ago.... Yes, it will
sotu1 30th April 2010, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by gavomatic57
Brown Oops...

If it ends up a crap game then I'll vouch that you called it!
SazBard 30th April 2010, 17:38 Quote
If I refuse to do the missions will I be escorted off the premises?
SatansBudgie 30th April 2010, 17:53 Quote
it will have dedicated servers and apparently zombies too.

however i've never been a huge fan of the treyarch games, the graphics and storylines never immersed me in the gameplay.

Oh and if you want more info about black ops, got a video on my youtube channel (link in sig) where i've got a vid with some rumours and facts etc about black ops.
kingozzy666 30th April 2010, 18:54 Quote
Black Ops.......It doesn't get any more generic than that.
C-Sniper 30th April 2010, 18:59 Quote
Black ops.... 5 bucks says that the single player will somehow have aliens in it.
pimonserry 30th April 2010, 19:31 Quote
CoD7.. This is taking the piss now.
mrdbristol 30th April 2010, 20:07 Quote
GAME are taking November pre-orders already !!

£35 for a game that is still in production, a bit hopeful given treyarchs' last punt at it :)
SatansBudgie 30th April 2010, 23:02 Quote
and that it'll probably be 20quid on day of release xD
Krikkit 30th April 2010, 23:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by fev
I'm out of NDA as of 10 minutes ago.... Yes, it will

Best news today. Suddenly this might be worth a look. :D
Sloth 30th April 2010, 23:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
Best news today. Suddenly this might be worth a look. :D
+1

It's at least a slight chance that this will be a pretty PC-centric game, or at least a game for 'real gamers'. I, for one, am pretty impartial to Treyarch and generally feel that the only party who could mess it up is Activision. Knowing that MW3 is already in development we can pretty safely say it won't be a modern-day shooter, this suspicion being backed by Treyarch's history of creating WWII CoD games (when they aren't busy making sports and movie games). If it really does come down to being a Cold War game I will certainly buy it, just to see how they handle it. World in Conflict was a lot of fun and had a really engaging story (imo) and a first person shooter following a similar spirit would just tickle me pink.
Farting Bob 1st May 2010, 01:19 Quote
Could it be that someone FINALLY makes a good Vietnam FPS? Then we can have 3 years of nothing but that before the next idea becomes popular. Just like we had with WW2 and then Current day terrorist related games.
Krikkit 1st May 2010, 01:48 Quote
Could be a good Vietnam game, the last one was Vietcong. Even the sequel was a pile of ass.
Elton 1st May 2010, 02:19 Quote
Vietnam for some reason is a controversial topic...Hence the lack of good high profile games.

Plus the US lost the war and we're terribly anal about people pointing out our losses.
smc8788 1st May 2010, 09:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Plus the US lost the war and we're terribly anal about people pointing out our losses.

Therein lies the reason we see more games depicting the US bursting into WWII like the Kool Aid guy and saving the day than Vietman or other less glamorous conflicts.
SatansBudgie 1st May 2010, 13:30 Quote
They could make a really good gritty vietname game, depicting loss and sorrow XD. Like with crazy heart breaking orchestra music each time one of your buddies gets thrashed by crazy jungle vietcong guys.

Then at end you make a final stand and get owned.

Pretty much modern warfare 1 with palm trees basically.
frontline 1st May 2010, 16:01 Quote
Might be worth a look if it has dedicated servers.
aron311 1st May 2010, 17:48 Quote
CoD can just go away, their last console port sucked balls.
HourBeforeDawn 1st May 2010, 23:33 Quote
I just want Call of Duty to go back to the days of the first and second one, that is where it was at, but a Vietnam version seems promising, to be honest I want a Korean War version based around the TV show M*A*S*H ^_^
hellkeeper6 2nd May 2010, 01:02 Quote
come on you stupid dead cow, give me more milk !!!
soopahfly 2nd May 2010, 16:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by aron311
CoD can just go away, their last console port sucked balls.

You mean PC port surely?
Stewb 2nd May 2010, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by soopahfly
You mean PC port surely?

Console port. They make it on the consoles then just copy it to PC.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 2nd May 2010, 21:24 Quote
Yawn.... Too busy playing Bad Company 2 to even care about Call of Duty 7 : Black ops A.K.A. more MW2 crap fest. They need to go in an entirely new direction instead of pumping out crap to make a buck. This won't help crAptivision in the long run.

Yeh you signed Bungie......but are they any good without Halo?
skybarge 3rd May 2010, 01:24 Quote
If it's like World and War, I'd get it, if it's like MW2, then I'm sticking to BC2 till I get sick of the usual campers and snipers that haunt these games
sWW 3rd May 2010, 01:52 Quote
as long as it has dedi servers it will be better than MW2
UrbanMarine 3rd May 2010, 14:09 Quote
COD is becoming worse then demotivational reposts. Will it be better than BF Vietnam (2004) and NAM (1998)? I hope so...but then again it's TreyArch making this one :(
Jipa 3rd May 2010, 14:26 Quote
Treyarch has always made a good job of making the previous IW-title worse. Then again, with the baseline being MW2, they need to really up their game to perform a limbo with this one. If it indeed WILL have dedicated servers I might still give it a go...
Santa-san 4th May 2010, 11:36 Quote
Looks good =D
Unknownsock 4th May 2010, 14:31 Quote
So out of all the whiners, i wonder how many of you actually bought it?
9/10?

Imo they will ever top cod4 but by no means does it mean the current ones are crap..
KrunchR 4th May 2010, 14:42 Quote
I've only played since COD 4, because I dont really like ww2 games..I was playing ghost recon..until MW...then I got W@W and it was ok...I like MW2. I will get the next one, but Treyarch needs to step up...Infinity is a much better producer, IMO.
Stormwulf 4th May 2010, 14:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by KrunchR
I've only played since COD 4, because I dont really like ww2 games..I was playing ghost recon..until MW...then I got W@W and it was ok...I like MW2. I will get the next one, but Treyarch needs to step up...Infinity is a much better producer, IMO.

Were a much better prducer is more apt!
Sloth 4th May 2010, 17:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Vietnam for some reason is a controversial topic...Hence the lack of good high profile games.

Plus the US lost the war and we're terribly anal about people pointing out our losses.
Lol, quite true!

Though I always assumed there were no 'Nam games because it wasn't a fun war. Spend all your time slopping through boggy jungle, stepping on feces covered sticks and getting your feet impaled, burning down civilian villages over and over to make sure no VC stay there, getting ambushed and dying, clearing out caves and dying, riding in Hueys watching people below dying.... yawwwnnnn. Suppose that's why we have no WWI or Korean War games, too.
Neox010 4th May 2010, 18:28 Quote
Now I did the whole "do want" on the first Modern Warfare, and I admit I was not all that excited about MW2, now this is in a new level of want.
Meaty Pete 5th May 2010, 13:34 Quote
Listen. Can everyone stop bitching about Activision this, Infinity Ward that. Just buy the game and play it, if you don't like it then judging by second hand cost of the previous titles you've lost about 5 or 8 pounds.

If you have some real thorns in your side about whichever developer and truly dislike the game that much or are indeed as indifferent about it as you make out, then what the hell are you doing on a forum talking about it....I ask you?!..............rant over

Now....... I think that a sort of mercenary aspect combined with the suspected bit of stealth would work quite well for a new game. Also the title reminds of 'BLACK' on the original xbox which is probably still the best FPS campaign to date!

Also let's not all act friggin' stupid, shut our eyes and pretend not to see that (again judging by history) it will all be about the completely addictive and lifesucking online play. Campaign to me these days is just the good old training level made longer. Gets you used to the game so by the end of it you can at least pwn some of the n00b fools surrounding you when you in turn are a n00b.

....word!
Bayaz 20th May 2010, 12:03 Quote
How about a new IP. The CoD series is getting a little long in the tooth. I wonder how many times they will release the same game with better graphics?
3stackshs 22nd May 2010, 16:39 Quote
I was reading on www.callofdutyblackopsforums.com that there are rumors of the zombies. It sounds like Treyarch is going to do it, and IMDB.com is listing voices for zombies.
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