With the big reveal of Black Ops 2 yesterday, it should be no surprise that more news is starting to come out about the next game in the Call of Duty series. In a press release, Activision clearly stated what the upcoming shooter is all about. As most already know, the game will be set in the year 2025 and will feature futuristic weapons, robotics, and drone warfare in a Cold War type scenario. Beautiful cinematics will once again grace the single player campaign and is said to contain non-linear missions.
“Hands down, this is the most ambitious Call of Duty ever,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “We are bringing disruptive innovation to the franchise and we are doing it on several fronts. We’re pushing the boundaries technologically, graphically, and from a narrative and gameplay perspective. At the same time, we need to stay true to the epic realism, authenticity, heart pumping adrenaline, and cinematic action that so many people love and expect from a Call of Duty game. Treyarch’s vision for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will redefine the Call of Duty franchise for the future–both literally and figuratively.”
“With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team is crafting an experience that Call of Duty fans have never seen before,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “We are challenging assumptions on every front, with the single player campaign, Zombies and multiplayer. In the campaign, we are creating a thought-provoking story that introduces branching storylines and meaningful choices that impact the narrative. Running in the multiplayer engine for the first time, Zombies gives players a bigger and more diverse set of gameplay experiences, as well as entirely new ways to wage war with the undead. And in multiplayer, we’re embracing all skill levels and play styles to give players more ways to engage. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we’re all in and we won’t rest until we’ve launched nothing less than the best Call of Duty we’ve ever made.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is scheduled to release on November 13th, 2012. For more information, visit the Black Ops official site, check out the official Facebook Page, or discuss it on Twitter using hashtag #BlackOps2