As promised, Activision officially announced and detailed Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War today.
Billed as being a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, Cold War will take place in the 80s, and will feature iconic things from that era. Its story will drop players into a world where nothing is as it seems.
Although this is a Treyarch developed title, it will thankfully feature a campaign. Activision seems to have learned from their mistake, when they dropped the mode from Black Ops 4.
“It’s an honor to develop an all-new story for Call of Duty: Black Ops players,” said Dan Vondrak, Sr. Creative Director, Raven Software. “Black Ops Cold War picks up right after the original, dropping players into a conspiracy-filled thrill ride set in the 1980s. Fighting alongside fan favorite-characters like Woods, Mason and Hudson, players will battle to uncover the truth. Everything isn’t what it seems, as players choices help shape the outcome of the narrative. We cannot wait for fans to experience it themselves.”
This iteration will also feature Zombies, a full multiplayer suite (including some free modes), cross-platform play and new Warzone content.
“We are excited to launch the next blockbuster title in Call of Duty, one of the most iconic franchises in entertainment with over 100 million players across console, PC and mobile,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Black Ops Cold War will deliver a thrilling experience that will not only set the bar for next generation action games but also keep our players connected to their friends.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops- Cold War will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 13th. Next-gen versions will then follow when the consoles release.
Please note: Upgrading from current to next-gen won’t be free with this one. Furthermore, this will be the first $69.99 USD Activision game, meaning it will probably be $89.99 (around $105 after taxes) in Canada.