As expected from previous leaks and rumours, this year's Call of Duty will indeed be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This has previously been confirmed by insiders, reputable sources and even a Doritos marketing campaign, with today merely marking the first time that Activision has officially revealed the title itself.
Activision has been oddly quiet on this year's Call of Duty. Typically, each yearly release is announced in May or June. This time around though, Activision chose to let rumours and leakers run wild while it led fans through a series of in-game teasers in Call of Duty Warzone.
After solving a series of puzzles, which involved plenty of Cold War clues, Call of Duty Warzone players have unlocked the teaser for Black Ops Cold War. This game was previously being co-developed by Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software, but internal struggles pushed Activision to remove Sledgehammer from the project and put Treyarch in place as the lead studio. As a result, this year's Call of Duty is now a Black Ops game.
The new teaser just shows the title logo, so Activision's marketing machine still has plenty more work to do. Rumour has it that Black Ops Cold War is planned to release in October, which if true, means announcements and gameplay footage will need to be shown very soon.
KitGuru Says: The plan for this year's Call of Duty seems to be a mess, but perhaps things will finally get on track now that the first official teaser is out. Are any of you looking forward to this year's Call of Duty? Or would you be happy to see Modern Warfare continue for another year?