The Call of Duty juggernaut remains strong despite the age of the franchise, as millions of gamers rush to purchase the next entry in the franchise every year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brought a breath of fresh air and familiar faces in 2019, tacking many of the the complaints made by fans and revitalizing the franchise after the scandals which followed Black Ops IV in 2018, with many of the controversies being focused on excessive monetization.
Returning to the past
Treyarch plans to return back into the past, trading the futuristic setting of the last two entries in the Black Ops brand for the Cold War, one of the most interesting conflicts in history. A few teasers related to the Cold War era have been spotted in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Fans of the series will remember that the first game took place in the 1960s, with several missions being focused on the Vietnam War. The game was perceived as a breakthrough for the franchse and garnered gleaming reviews for critics, who praised the story campaign and the multiplayer experience.
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Revealing the news
The leak was released by a well-known source who offered veritable material related to Call of Duty in the past. A picture shared on Twitter by the source revealed the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War name. The authenticity of the leak was contested at first, as the image which is featured is, in fact, a crop of the original COD: Black Ops cover, but sources attached to a popular gaming news outlet have confirmed that the title is actually in development.
Rumors related to the game argue that we are looking at another remake inspired by the first Black Ops game, but it is to early to determine if this is the case for now.
An official announcement could be released in the following months.
Willie Hahn, senior editor at The Trending Times, writes about the intersection between money and politics with a focus on lobbying and tech articles. Willie previously at the Android Authority and Vice. Willie can be reached by email.