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Call Of Duty 2024 Will Reportedly Be Black Ops

The next game is said to take place during the Gulf War of the early 1990s.


2024's Call of Duty game will reportedly be the next game in the Black Ops series, and will once again be set against historical real-world events. This time, the series appears primed to visit more recent history with the Gulf War of the early 1990s, as was previously rumored.

Windows Central reports that this entry will be developed by Treyarch as expected, and is being referred to internally by code names, which may indicate that the title hasn't been finalized yet, but by number, this would be Black Ops 6. It will revolve around shadowy government operations by the CIA on behalf of the coalition of US-led forces against Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

As this one would take place during relatively recent history, you would be using real-world technology from the conflict, as opposed to near-future tech. It may also address the end of the Cold War, as the series has become known for a paranoid-thriller style of alternate history retellings. It may also feature returning Black Ops maps and the return of Zombies mode, according to the report. We recently saw purportedly leaked images from the next Treyarch Call of Duty game.

Treyarch's last game was Black Ops: Cold War in 2020, which would make a 2024 release an unusually long development time for the Call of Duty series. That would be a stark contrast to Modern Warfare 3, which was reportedly produced extremely quickly--which may have led to some notably negative feedback. The report also notes that Activision could not only again offer early access for the campaign as a preorder bonus, but weeks of early access for other modes.

This would also be the second Call of Duty game released under Microsoft, as the historically large acquisition of Activision Blizzard was finalized just before this year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released. But despite owning the series now, the series won't be going exclusive to Microsoft, as part of the regulatory battles that led to the deal's approval included a commitment to keep the series on PlayStation. And those plans extend for quite a while, as Activision already has the series mapped out through 2027.

If you're looking to catch up with this year's Call of Duty, you can already find it on sale for Black Friday.

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