Reports emerged earlier in the year that claimed that for 2020’s Call of Duty instalment, Activision will be breaking away from the three studio-development cycle the series has been following over the last few years, and that development had instead been shifted from Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software to Treyarch, to get them to fast-track production and have the game – reportedly another Black Ops title – out by next year.
Now, another new report emerges that potentially reveals some details on the game. YouTuber LongSensation – who was the one who broke the news that this year’s Call of Duty would be called simply Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – is reporting on Twitter that 2020’s game might receive a similar treatment. It’s going to be called either Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, or simply Call of Duty: Black Ops. The YouTuber also mentions that the game is supposed to be “even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare.”
He also talks about some alleged campaign details. The aforementioned report from earlier in the year stated that Call of Duty 2020’s campaign would be set in Vietnam during the Cold War, however it seems like the scope of the entire thing is going to be much bigger. It will instead over 40 years, and will cover both, the Vietnam and the Korean wars.
It’s all unconfirmed at this point, of course, and probably will remain for some time to come, so until such time you hear this coming from official channels, it’s best to take it with a grain of salt, as is the case with any rumour. That said, continuing to move ahead in the “realistic and gritty” direction that Activision are setting for the series with this year’s game seems like a move that makes sense.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, meanwhile, is due out on October 25th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Infinity Ward recently spoke about whether or not they feel it’s a political game- read more on that through here.
Call of Duty 2020 has been under 2 names thus far.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops V
Set during the Cold War. Spans the entire 40+ years and incs Vietnam and Korean War. Described as even more gritty and gruesome than Modern Warfare.
I'm not joking.
— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) August 7, 2019