Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 outed by Amazon - Report

Product listing for Activision's next first-person shooter sequel spotted on retailer's French website, suggests return to Cold War-era combat.

The next Call of Duty game is apparently returning to the Cold War-era intrigue of 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops. GameBlog reports that the French site of retail giant Amazon posted (and then pulled) a product page for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Did Black Ops 2's cover just get blown?

Activision had already said it would have another installment in the Call of Duty series on shelves this year, but the publisher has not confirmed its era or setting. Previous Call of Duty games have thrown players into World War II, the Cold War, and current-day antiterrorism efforts around the world.

While Activision didn't confirm the existence of Black Ops 2 directly, GameBlog followed up its story with a report that Activision France contacted the site to demand the news be pulled. GameBlog said it refused to do so, and Activision subsequently disinvited the site from a preview event for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and canceled advertising campaigns it had planned to run on the site.

The original Black Ops set a bevy of sales records, becoming the best-selling game of all time on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in the US and Europe and racking up $1 billion in revenues in less than two months on sale. Last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has a ways to go to match Black Ops' overall sales, but it came out of the gates considerably more quickly, hitting the $1 billion mark in just 16 days.

As of press time, an Activision representative had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment. For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops, check out GameSpot's review.

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Agent-M
Agent-M

Who would have know my prediction for another Call of Duty game would be right?I must be psychic!

Norrie91
Norrie91

If it has Zombies Its a must buy, otherwise not interested.

Finy
Finy

This is a big no no for me. I'm not going to buy this one. Sorry.

SgtStrungOut
SgtStrungOut

@wavelength121 You talk like I am a COD fanboy. I am not. I like COD, but I don't worship it. It is just a casual noob friendly game. You can bash it all I want, I don't care. Dissing it is like dissing a nerdy wimp that can't defend itself and sucks talking at talking to girls. I can guarantee you that I am better than you at 90% of the games you have ever touched plus more!

foxrock66
foxrock66

@digi-demon How cute! Here have a thumbs up! The "adults" bit in particular made me smile. Considering I'm probably older than you, and your behavior is anything but adult. The only point I'm trying to make here, is that in attempting to assert yourself over others with the patronizing "for the uneducated" comments, you only succeed in demeaning yourself.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Well, that's nothing out of the ordinary... :roll:

digi-demon
digi-demon

@foxrock66 Thanks for taking the time to msg me sweetie :D Why dont you go back under the bridge and take a chill pill and let us adults finish our discussion, ok ;)

Rocker6
Rocker6

@Stonecutters908 Very interesting,thanks for the info.Didn't expect this,Im very curious how will this impact MW3 sales in the following months...

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

ATTENTION GAMESPOT USERS!! i currently have an opening on my exclusive list on PS3, i had to delete some1 because i witnessed them playing mw2 and thats against my list of rules, the rules to be on and stay on my list are as follows 1) you must buy 1 NEW game every 2 weeks 2)if you play a game more than 1 year old, you will be deleted 3) you must play whatever and whenever i want 4)if you play with any1 who doesnt obey by these rules also, you will be deleted, i do not want my friends associating with poor people so if you are willing to obey by these rules then send me ur PSN name and i shall add you, and trust me you want to be on my friends list

Rocker6
Rocker6

@Stonecutters908 Link to the source of the said decline in sales,please... Would be good news if true,but still CoD is far too well established to just die and fade away...

alenth
alenth

@benjam28 very valid points.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@amaan4ever Damn straight. I don't want the series to go, I just want them to put more effort in to the damn games. It's the same thing every year just in a new box. Although now it will be the same thing twice a year.. I didn't even consider buying MW3 once I'd seen the gameplay.

wexorian
wexorian

I love every Cod hater Those days lol :)

benjam28
benjam28

@ alenth, fair comments made. But as said thousands of people play and enjoy CoD and yeah it is escapist fun and easy to play when all is said and done. However, sometimes on an evening that is all you want from a game. Don't get me wrong and I agree with a lot of people that the franchise is in desperate need of some freshness and it has become way too consolised and restricted from what the original CoD game was about. A return to WWII and a more back to basics approach with less gimicky "kill streaks" is where CoD should go now in my opinion. I do also play meatier stuff mainly RTS's like the Total War franchise & Men of War that require a lot more thought than CoD ever will (so take your points about too much dumbed down gaming) but its nice to have the choice to delve into some mindless shooting every now and then etc. As has been posted in this discussion what else can FPS games really do other than provide a slick (if not predicatable) multiplayer shooter experience and CoD does that better than most.

Kir_royal
Kir_royal

I don't mind them releasing one last COD like another black ops because I loved just being able to custom my emblem although the slashing sucked balls, then just take a break until the ps4 better system, better graphics, better engine so maybe then they'll get off their lazy asses and put some work that takes two years to make instead of 1 lol

foxrock66
foxrock66

@digi-demon Clearly, you do care dearie, or you wouldn't be taking the time to troll me, now would you? Also, what is this "nerds" comment? You're equally as nerd-like as anyone on this site, or you're doing a very good job of pretending be so what with your liberal use of abbreviated phrases and what you seem to perceive as "big words" e.g. "asinine" and your butchered use of exempli gratia. Kindly give me thumbs down now. Back on topic. If COD really wants my money again, they need to go back to WW2. There hasn't been a good WW2 shooter in a while

SkinMassacre
SkinMassacre

i loved Cod4(still have it and play it), WaW was cool, MW2 is whatever. Black Ops and MW3 lasted a week before i put them on Ebay.

Arturo84
Arturo84

jesus christ they just started with the trickle down bs DLC and already another COD? friggin wait atleast a full friggin year

monson21502
monson21502

im done with cod games for now. i really liked mw2 which was the first 1 i ever played online. but got sick of it after a few months of black ops. i havent even rented mw3 yet...

digi-demon
digi-demon

@foxrock66 As if I could care any less what people like you say, with your posting of asinine comments :lol: What is it with this site - the nerds revolt? LMFAO - XD @RKRobol Sarcasm?- nice one :lol:

RoXx7331
RoXx7331

wooow cmon, can't they just make a competitive game like cod4.

csftar
csftar

Short Answer: No. Long Answer: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

AsiannSensation
AsiannSensation

If cod4 didnt have so many hackers i would play that before i EVER play this piece of garbage. Original MW was the way to go. I may consider this if they actually upgrade the system of it and not just "update some"

RKRobol
RKRobol

@alenth You said it buddy! Screw people who want some simple escapist fun! They are a bunch of crybabies! Developers should only make games for hardcore gamers like us! Any game that does not fit our standard of harcoreness is ruining the gaming industry!

camilojv
camilojv

OMG another Call of Duty already... I love COD but it's less than a year since COD MW3 went out... neaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh just just neaaaaaahhh

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

So Activision threatens to pull access to a preview event that no one cares about? Smooth move.

alenth
alenth

@benjam28 The current strategy with activision is to make 1 day winners without any sense of progression, WoW and COD are good examples of that, people often uses the typical argument "i can't play X because i have Y" "i have a life" "games are not a work and i want fun" because they can't stand to lose or see other people with more progression, these games created a new generation of gamers who need something to exploit or they will cry, i have a job and family to attend but that doesn't mean that i want dumbed down games, you don't need to stay 24/7 on the console to enjoy a game, i've already finished Dark Souls and Demon Souls playing only 4-5 hours a week, Activision just ruins the industry trying to reward players with a false sense of achievment, also casual is a misleading term.

Witchsight
Witchsight

Im already tired of it and it hasnt even come out yet.

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

If its Cold War setting I ain't buying it. Where u actually go fight in Afganistan. The story of Blops was stupid. I call Afganistan. Bring us something new Treyarch and Activision I'm telling you. Blops had the best MP but setting was stupid

BryanParksSuper
BryanParksSuper

It's goin be called COD: Iron Wolf. This France site is BS. If it doesn't come US Activision than I ain't believing it peoples. I'm stoned off my ass.

wars45
wars45

wont get it been playing cod for 6years am bored now still like mw3but not like i used to we need more new shooters or it will be cod evey year till am old

wexorian
wexorian

Omg omg can't wait new game!!!! w8 a minute where did i saw this game? :))

Spartan765
Spartan765

@Ares360 >(... Should have goten MW2

benjam28
benjam28

For all the haters on here, the franchise is still massively popular and thousands play CoD everyday, so it cannot be that bad. I think a lot of people miss the point that there are an awful lot of more casual (I hate that word!) gamers that lead busy lifes, who work full time, have relationships / family and so on etc that will log onto CoD on the odd evening or weekend for a couple of hours fun and escapism (myself included). The CoD is perfect for that. Some of us with hectic schedules and lives cannot log hours and hours into games like Skyrim or even say Total War. CoD in essence is the perfect game for a lot of older gamers, as it runs well on older / mid spec systems and is very easy to play. Think about it and you will realise why the CoD franchise will continue to be popular even though I agree it does need to evolve a little.

anuragdas68
anuragdas68

never cared a hoot for MW3,but I really enjoyed black ops,so I am going to buy it

Ares360
Ares360

Never bought MW3, Black Ops, and I won't buy this COD, COD died with MW1 for me.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

Good to see MW3 not selling as much as Black OPS. Now atleast we know its declining like we all hoped for

josh7845
josh7845

Well done Gameblog for sticking to your guns and not giving in to those corporate bullies at Activision.

steelmouth
steelmouth

the good news is that with every annual COD game COD dies just a little bit,so it will eventually self destract and we will be free of COD

s0l1dsnake
s0l1dsnake

MW3 was and will be my last call of duty for this life time.