As a part of Call of Duty’s development cycle, this year’s game would be developed by Treyarch. It is the studio behind the famous Call of Duty: World at War and also the Black Ops games. There have already been numerous leaks that are saying that the next game would be an entry in the Black Ops series, which has four games to its credit.
When it comes to Call of Duty, the most popular series within the game is the Modern Warfare series, followed by the Black Ops series. The series has given us the Zombies mode and some of the most amazing campaigns (if you excuse Black Ops 4 for the lack of it). This rumor is enough to put the COD fans on the edge of their seats and how can we forget about the multiplayer action of Black Ops.
Wait a minute! Shouldn’t it be Sledgehammer studios turn this year? In case you had this question in mind, I would like you to know that due to some reasons, Activision has called in Treyarch a year earlier after cutting out Sledgehammer studios.
It has been reported by Kotaku that Treyarch would take the lead this year, whereas as Sledgehammer and Ravensoft would provide support. A job posting made by Treyarch confirmed this news; it read that the studio is looking for someone to work on “next-generation AAA title in 2020.”
Could the game be a prequel set in the Cold War era? The cold war lasted over four decades, starting shortly after the Second World War. The original Black Ops story took place during the middle of the Cold War in the 1960s. As we all know, the previous entry by Treyarch was Call of Duty: WWII, it would be easier for them to pick up the start of the Cold War as the setting for this game.
A report from GamesRadar says that the game will be covering the Korean War which occurred in the 1950s. It is one of those wars that hasn’t featured in Call of Duty yet. This setting would be a perfect way to fill in the gap between COD: World at War and Black Ops.
There is also news about Black Ops jetpacks still in the development pipeline. In a reply to a fan on Twitter, Treyarch’s Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar said “Such short-term memories. You hung me from the highest branch. No. NO. I have PTSD.”