Website MapModNews is reporting some new details on the next Call of Duty game, dubbed Call of Duty: Black Ops. An earlier post on PlatformNation revealed that the upcoming game would be set in Vietnam. No doubt that fans of the series are watching with an anxious eye to see where the series heads next. Treyarch will head the next game adding it to their resume along with Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War. Rumored to have a November 2010 release date, it will be interesting to see the news and learn more about what is in store for gamers.
“… With a scheduled release date of November 2010 the game is still in full development but undisclosed sources over at Activision have stated that “Call of Duty 7 will be set in recent history, between WWII and present day”. Besides this information the sources have also confirmed that some missions will take us to Cuba and South America, hinting again in the direction of a Cold War / Vietnam based game.
Also revealed was that in certain missions the players are able to play as a member of SAS (the Special Air Service), the principle special forces unit of the British Army. One of these SAS missions pitches you in close combat during a mission in the Iranian embassy in London during the 1980’s.
It has also been confirmed that Call of Duty 7: Black Ops will feature the popular zombie mode, in which players get to shoot down hordes of zombies, a feature that could not be seen in the Infinity Ward produced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
And last but not least, dedicated servers will also be part of the new Call of Duty game, much to the delight of PC gamers across the world. After Activision fired Vince Zampella and Jason West from Infinity Ward, it seems like they are taking yet another step back from the direction they had taken with Modern Warfare 2 by re-adding dedicated servers.“
At this point, it appears that the reported information is speculation and details could and most likely will change. Nothing is posted on the Treyarch or Activision website regarding the new Call of Duty title. I am betting that Activision will be expecting huge numbers and hoping that fans upset by the fallout from the Infinity Ward shake-up will stand by the title. I, for one, am looking forward to the new title and seeing how this game stacks up to previous titles.