A fresh set of details for the next Call of Duty has been released, and it seems Activision’s shooter franchise is returning to Black Ops again.

According to a report from Windows Central, Call of Duty 2024 will be developed by Treyarch, and while the official name is still being decided, it will carry the Black Ops moniker.

The game will supposedly take place during the Gulf War and explore the global political fallout after the Cold War. The report describes the narrative approach of the game as “nuanced”, where it will focus on different participants in the Gulf War. Looking at past Call of Duty games and how they seem to only skirt around any major political commentary, one wouldn’t want to have their hopes high for this one.

Additionally, Windows Central reports that the game will feature more traditional military combat tech and Black Ops gadgets than futuristic tech in some of the more recent Call of Duty games.

The game will launch next year, with a planned major pre-order bonus that could include multiple days or weeks of early access to the game.

This year’s release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, isn’t doing too well, however (Microsoft can’t catch a break, eh?). While we are sure it will still do block-busting numbers on the sales charts, it’s critical, and fan reception has been nothing short of abysmal. With a 56 per cent rating on Opencritic (the lowest of any Call of Duty game ever released), the game is being slammed for its underbaked single-player campaign and an underwhelming multiplayer suite that seems rehashed and cobbled together from the previous game.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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