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Call of Duty Black Ops Revealed Tonight

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 12 comments

Activision briefly announced the next Call of Duty title.

Friday night SpikeTV is expected to reveal the next installment of the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, through a world premier video airing at 12:40 am EST (which is technically Saturday morning). Produced by Activision Publishing's Treyarch studio, the game has a launch date of November 9th, 2010. Unfortunately, no other information was provided, nor was there any indication that this is the rumored title based in Vietnam.

"We can't wait for our community to experience Call of Duty: Black Ops," said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. "We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts."

Based on the name alone, the new Call of Duty title will (probably) not be based in World War II, but rather will have a contemporary setting. The game is also a sign that Activision's battle with Infinity Ward isn't putting the franchise on hold. In fact, with Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games taking the helm, it's clear that the publisher intends to move forward.

With that said, Activision seems rather pumped about Black Ops. "Tomorrow you will see a teaser for this year’s Call of Duty game," said Thomas Tippl, chief operating officer of Activision Publishing, said on Thursday. "Treyarch is working on it and taking the Call of Duty franchise to the next level."

Tune in just after midnight for the big reveal on SpikeTV!

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    teefa , 1 May 2010 06:10
    After the MW2 dedicated server stitch up, I hope ACTIVISION FAILS!!
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    padlius , 1 May 2010 06:22
    Everyone get Medal of Honour.
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    Anonymous , 1 May 2010 06:50
    Not interested thanx :p 
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    paradigital , 1 May 2010 16:03
    Oh joy, a treyarch based CoD. Because the previous two weren't utter crap now were they?

    This will flop harder than an automatic flopping machine at a flopping contest.
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    ukcal , 1 May 2010 16:56
    World at War really wasn't bad, certainly not in comparison to MW2. I'm basing that sentence on personal opinion of gameplay, but World at War DID have dedicated servers and the Zombie Co-Op did make for a novel addition.
    Either way, I can see this one being torrented, if at all, for most PC gamers, considering just how displeased, to say it politely, we have been at the latest of the Call of Duty series.
    Heck, the first two were absolutely fantastic, thinking back, not to mention the single player seemed to go on for ages, with a followable storyline too...
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    dan-fish , 1 May 2010 17:36
    not for the uk tonight then?
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    chriscornell , 3 May 2010 00:47
    At least Treyarch listen to consumer feedback, they actually fixed most of the errors in WaW, and I enjoy WaW as much as CoD4.
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    cj_online , 4 May 2010 12:10
    All COD games thus far (well most) have been great... COD4, COD5 and MW2... with exception to "dedicated servers", however, since i game on console (PS3), that doesn't concern me and so will eagerly await this game.
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    devilxc , 4 May 2010 17:59
    COD4 was a fantastic game. World at War was very poor and MW2 only had a couple of hours of gameplay in single player (I don't even need to mention multiplayer issues). I have now lost interest.
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    teefa , 4 May 2010 20:07
    since i game on console (PS3), that doesn't concern me and so will eagerly await this game.
    I think you've mistaken me for someone who values your opinion.
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    cj_online , 5 May 2010 05:07
    since i game on console (PS3), that doesn't concern me and so will eagerly await this game.
    I think you've mistaken me for someone who values your opinion.

    I never said/thought/wanted you to "value" my opinion... funny though.... i could say the same about ur rambling 1st comment...
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    core78 , 20 September 2011 11:03
    Didn't do such a thing, but, I expressed support for what you have done!