A new report claims that Call of Duty’s 2024 release will be a return to the Black Ops subseries and will take place in the 1990s.
According to a new report from Windows Central, the next Call of Duty title will be an entry into the Black Ops series and will be centred around the Gulf War. Rumours and speculation have long pointed to Call of Duty 2024 being another Black Ops game, and Windows Central’s sources seem to confirm them. This report suggests that an official name is still being workshopped and is being referred to by codenames internally, with the last Black Ops entry opting to drop the numerals and instead go for the Cold War subtitle.
Taking place during the Gulf War, this entry will allegedly “lean back into more traditional military combat technology,” as opposed to some of the more recent Call of Duty titles that have veered into more futuristic weaponry. The write-up also notes that the game’s campaign will feature a story that will “attempt to explore a nuanced narrative of the Gulf War, with a critical focus on different participants within the conflict.”
All of this info certainly makes sense, and I don’t think any of us would be awfully surprised if it was bang on, but remember, this isn’t officially confirmation, so don’t go crazy thinking about what the numbers mean just yet.
Let’s not forget, this year’s game only just came out, so don’t get too ahead of yourself. In our review of Modern Warfare III’s multiplayer offering, we said, “Modern Warfare III does even less this year to shake up the multiplayer formula, but mechanically it’s the same finely honed beast that sets the bar for fast-paced multiplayer shooters.” We gave it a 7.5.
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Shoutouts to Windows Central.