As reported Windows Central Treyarch is reportedly preparing to launch a new addition to the Call of Duty franchise, set to be another sequel in the Black Ops series. Slated for release in 2024, this latest installment is said to take players back to the early 1990s, specifically during the Gulf War. This setting promises a departure from the futuristic elements seen in some of the previous titles, focusing instead on the era's standard military technology. Treyarch is expected to offer a nuanced perspective of the war, featuring the special ops aspect of the conflict, a hallmark of the Black Ops series.
Zombies Mode: A Classic Returns with a Twist
A major highlight for fans of the series is the anticipated return of the round-based Zombies mode in the upcoming Black Ops game. While the specific format of this mode remains under wraps, there's speculation that it could either stick to the traditional round-based Zombies format or explore something more expansive, akin to Black Ops Cold War's Outbreak mode. This uncertainty suggests Treyarch may be experimenting with new concepts to keep this beloved mode fresh and engaging for both longtime fans and new players.
Early Access Expanding: More Content, Sooner
In an intriguing shift in its release strategy, Activision is reportedly planning to expand the early access model for the upcoming Call of Duty game. Following the trend set by Modern Warfare 2 and 3, where players could access the campaign early through digital pre-orders, this new approach could extend to other game modes, including Zombies. The early access period might also be lengthened, potentially offering players access to parts of the game weeks in advance rather than just a few days. This strategy not only builds anticipation but also provides dedicated fans with more opportunities to dive into the game ahead of its official release, slated for the usual late-fall slot next year.