Brace Yourself: Activision Will Announce the Next Call of Duty on May 1

Posted by Alex (1826 posts) -
Someone needs to just get this partnership over the hump and create a game featuring basketball players shooting each other in the face. I call dibs on Metta World Peace.

I don't want to blow anybody's mind right now, but it appears as though Activision is, in fact, working on a new Call of Duty game. Not only that, the publisher plans to announce it. Soon.

Activision is currently teasing a May 1 reveal for whatever it plans on calling the expected new entry in the Call of Duty franchise. As this year's title falls on the portion of the bi-yearly release cycle assigned to developer Treyarch, the current smart money seems to be a direct sequel to the developer's insanely successful 2010 title, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Whatever it ends up being, we'll all find out about it together on May 1--provided, of course, that we're all watching the NBA playoffs on TNT, as that is where the reveal will appear. That is, of course, provided Activision is able to keep stuff under wraps until then. We all remember what happened last year, don't we?

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#1 Posted by Alex (1826 posts) -
Someone needs to just get this partnership over the hump and create a game featuring basketball players shooting each other in the face. I call dibs on Metta World Peace.

I don't want to blow anybody's mind right now, but it appears as though Activision is, in fact, working on a new Call of Duty game. Not only that, the publisher plans to announce it. Soon.

Activision is currently teasing a May 1 reveal for whatever it plans on calling the expected new entry in the Call of Duty franchise. As this year's title falls on the portion of the bi-yearly release cycle assigned to developer Treyarch, the current smart money seems to be a direct sequel to the developer's insanely successful 2010 title, Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Whatever it ends up being, we'll all find out about it together on May 1--provided, of course, that we're all watching the NBA playoffs on TNT, as that is where the reveal will appear. That is, of course, provided Activision is able to keep stuff under wraps until then. We all remember what happened last year, don't we?

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#2 Edited by Sweep (8541 posts) -

Shoot that guy!

I also want to point out that I haven't been excited about a Call Of Duty game for several years. They milked that franchise dry a long time ago.

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#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12389 posts) -

CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR UAVS

#4 Posted by Rayeth (1000 posts) -

Standard COD marketing. Nothing to see here.

#5 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

i forgot...

do we still hate COD and activison

#6 Posted by Sweep (8541 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

i forgot...

do we still hate COD and activison

West and Zampella. Never forget!

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#7 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -

Call of Duty: Duty Harder.

#8 Posted by Hef (1084 posts) -

So remember when everyone was sick of WW2 shooters and then COD4 came out. Why can't that happen again.

#9 Posted by Gimpy (30 posts) -

Got to love announcing an announcement

#10 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

i forgot...

do we still hate COD and activison

That is so last year, now we hate Bioware and EA.

#11 Posted by Winsord (1066 posts) -

Hoping for a big setting revamp; I still enjoyed Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3, but I don't know how adamant I'll be about picking this up straight away if it's modern military again. I'd say four modern military games was one too many for the franchise already, so a fifth one would really test my interest.

#12 Posted by A_Dog (742 posts) -

I'm still kinda curious to see what the single-player is like.

The whole numbers thing in Blops was pretty neat.

#13 Posted by Bollard (5025 posts) -

@Sweep said:

Shoot that guy!

I also want to point out that I haven't been excited about a Call Of Duty game for several years. They milked that franchise dry a long time ago.

Change excited to played and this statement is true of me also.

#14 Edited by AlexW00d (6060 posts) -
bi-yearly release cycle

Bi-annually means twice a year, surely so does bi-yearly? Bi-annual = twice annual. Meh, whatever.

#15 Posted by IronScimitar (467 posts) -

Hope there are explosions and face paint.

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#16 Posted by FulgoreSenpai (71 posts) -

OMG errbody get HYPE... eh I don't care

#17 Posted by Creamypies (4012 posts) -

Ehh if it's more Black Ops and less Modern Warfare 3, I'll play it.

#18 Posted by TinoXtreme (300 posts) -

If they decide to make a Star Wars Battlefront type CoD I would be totally down for that. To bad they aren't though. Last CoD game I purchased was MW2. Ever since then it's been super boring to me.

#19 Posted by Jumbs (228 posts) -

Hopefully this is the year where user apathy sets in.

#20 Edited by UnrealDP (1217 posts) -

I hope it's not just Black Ops 2, that'd really just take the wind out of my sails. Black Ops is fine and all that, but it's not such a deal that it'd need it's own announcement date, also that'd be an awful name.

#21 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@Bell_End said:

i forgot...

do we still hate COD and activison

That is so last year, now we hate Bioware and EA.

Next year they'll probably even back out again.

#22 Posted by Milkman (16228 posts) -

Let's go Knicks. 

#23 Posted by Zaxex (569 posts) -

Call of Duty 4 (Modern Warfare) was great. Stop making it. Do something else.

#24 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@IronScimitar said:

Hope there are explosions and face paint.

I hope there is exploding face paint.

#25 Posted by RazielCuts (2711 posts) -

A giant 'who cares', but yeah Black Ops 2, excitement (!)

#26 Posted by Gargantuan (1877 posts) -

If it's sci fi then I might be interested. If it uses modern or WW2 guns then I couldn't care less.

#27 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

Oh, it's that time of the year...

#28 Posted by Benny (1937 posts) -

@Hef: because where do you go next? It's absolutely the billion dollar question in games right now.

#29 Posted by Skytylz (4015 posts) -

I think WWII is the only way I'd play it. I've already skipped the last two, and black ops two is a definitive no from me.

#30 Posted by MachoFantastico (4299 posts) -

Couldn't care less.

#31 Posted by hagridore (500 posts) -

Facinated that this series has yet to loose any hold over the mainstream audience. Guess dudes really like shooting dudes in the head.

#32 Posted by xMrSunshine (359 posts) -

what? a new call of duty game coming out this year as well? 
 
surely you jest!

#33 Posted by TheRookie727 (54 posts) -

How am I not surprised by this.

#34 Posted by Veiasma (194 posts) -

@Jumbs said:

Hopefully this is the year where user apathy sets in.

Probably not though.

THIS ONE HAS ZOMBIES!

#35 Posted by pyrosim (4 posts) -

It took me about 90 seconds of confusion to figure out that "TNT" was not Thursday Night Throwdown. >.>

#36 Posted by Noli (99 posts) -

And not a single fuck will be given that day... and same goes with game... CoD 1/2 and MW1 were the only CoD games that were good. Deal with it.

#37 Posted by Video_Game_King (34603 posts) -

Wait, the Kotaku link doesn't have the little outside link box after it? Even when I mouse over it? EXPLAIN YOUR WITCHCRAFT!!!

#38 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

This honestly does have my interest piqued a tiny bit, Black Ops was the only campaign that I genuinely enjoyed, so I'd be pleased with a bit more of that, not enough to buy but I'd definitely give it a rent.

#39 Posted by MrMazz (850 posts) -

I'm SO EXCITED except im not

#40 Posted by bartok (2371 posts) -

I hope you get to shoot people in a semi-realistic setting and it has online multiplayer.

#41 Posted by DrJota (698 posts) -

COD.COD never changes.

#42 Posted by Jimbo_Slice (14 posts) -

@Zaxex said:

Call of Duty 4 (Modern Warfare) was great. Stop making it. Do something else.

This, this, this right here.

#43 Posted by Applederp (116 posts) -

WOW ITS FUCKING NOTHING

Why is this news?

#44 Posted by vonFlampanker (322 posts) -

@TinoXtreme: Star Wars: Battlefront with a modern military setting? That's Battlefield, isn't it?

#45 Posted by TheMasterDS (1867 posts) -

What? Basketball Playoffs on TNT? You mean NBA Jam is going to be a TNT on May 1st again? But May 1st is a Tuesday not a Thursday... And why would they announce a game on a livestream? 
 
Oh wait, TNT the channel. That still exists? Huh, weird.

#47 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4969 posts) -

My cheeks are braced for total neutral-ness.

#48 Posted by bunnyfiend (28 posts) -

COD 5: Space

#49 Posted by Monkeyman04 (837 posts) -

So, this going to be World at War 2, right?

#50 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

Man, a curveball like this might prompt EA to announce something completely insane and out of left field like Madden 13. Good on 'em though for keeping things fresh and not shelling out bullshit year after year like Valve or Blizzard.

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