Keep October 12th marked in your calendars all you gamers who have a dedication to a certain FPS game series, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will be released in October of this year and I for one can not wait! Now I can usually take or leave call of duty but I have always been a huge fan of the Black Ops games, they are easily some of the best and most popular games that Call of Duty has to offer. We have gotten used to waiting for a new COD game year on year and in all honesty I was starting think that they were becoming stale, while I enjoyed Infinite Warfare I did think they had gone as far into the suture as they could. I thought that would cause some problems for them, but no, WW2 was released last year, taking COD back to its original roots, and now we have the 4th instalment to the Black ops games coming out, a huge well done to Activision since I honestly thought COD would need a break for a year or two. So far the only platforms it is to be released on are the PS4, Xbox one and PC, perhaps a switch release is to be announced at a later date.
Black Ops is one of my favourites for a simple reason, NUKE TOWN!! One of my all time favourite maps across all FPS games, not just COD. I couldn’t tell you the amount of hours I spent on that single map back in the day with my friends, just us against a whole load of CPU enemies, so much fun! Then when the futuristic Nuke Town came out with Black Ops 3 I was ecstatic, though it wasn’t the same as the original Nuke Town, it almost didn’t feel right to me, didn’t stop me fighting hordes of enemies in that little block.
Black Ops and Modern warfare are really the main COD games that got me into the franchise, Black Ops 4 has real potential to bring me some nostalgia in a sense because of my strong love for the original that was released back in 2010, Treyarch have always done an amazing job on the COD games they develop, I am yet to play a Black Ops COD game that I didn’t enjoy and for that reason I may very well put it on my pre-order list.
All that Activision has revealed for now is that their new title “represents a game changing experience”. Intrigued? You should be, I know I am. If like me you are eager to learn more details of the up coming shooter then another date to mark is May17th, as Activision will be revealing more through a live stream event.
COD is usually released in November, I can’t help but wonder if this early October release could be in response to the release date of one of the most anticipated games of the year Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th? one thin is for certain if Black Ops 4 was released a mere week or two after Red Dead then their sales could have potentially suffered.
So are you excited for the new COD game or do you think it could be time for them to take a years break? Let me know in the comments.