New Treyarch Developed Call of Duty Hits Nov. 9 With Likely Modern Setting

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Early this morning a site for Call of Duty: Black Ops went live, now Activision has officially confirmed the game, saying it hits stores on Nov. 9, 2010 and will be developed by Treyarch.


In their press release Activision calls the game, the follow-up to the biggest entertainment launch in history, which can only be Modern Warfare 2. The release says that the game will "introduce fans to the elite world of Black Ops" as the Treyarch-developed game "takes players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the groundbreaking and record-setting, No. 1 first-person action series of all-time."

"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."

So that's behind enemy lines, this year, Treyarch developed and, seemingly, modern setting.

For more information, visit immediately following the game's appearance on GameTrailers TV on Spike this Friday and also, via Twitter at JD_2020.



Alright, so Treyarch is a good (not necessarily great) developer who has the unfair position of IW's big shoes to fill. But I won't buy a title with the same guns, less compelling plot, and worse level design than the one IW made. I was excited for a Vietnam title - how many games are set in those environs? I thought an Apocalypse Now / Platoon-feeling game would be a huge amount of fun and a great departure from gaming conventions. Putting yourself in the shoes of combatants America tries to forget and finds difficult to empathize with - that might even be the most progressive and groundbreaking narrative in videogame history. But this is Treyarch we're talking about. The same people who mashed up World War 2 and Zombies, the two most hackneyed and overused ideas in the history of media. I'd be pissed, too, if I were IW. These fucking nubs are going to tactlessly jump on this bandeagon and make my studio's ideas cliched and weaken my brand. Fuck you, Treyarch. Eat shit.