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Call of Duty 2020 rumor suggests Black Ops 5 development in poor state

Published: 6/Oct/2019 16:05 Updated: 6/Oct/2019 16:21

by Joe Craven


The development of the 2020 Call of Duty release is apparently in turmoil, after reportedly being taken over by Treyarch who are now required to rush a game within only two years of their latest title.

While the majority of the CoD community gears up for October 25 and the release of Modern Warfare, some fans are casting their minds forward to the game that will succeed Infinity Ward’s upcoming installment. 

There is (obviously) limited news regarding CoD 2020, given the fact it is so far away. However, a Kotaku report previously stated that the project was given to Treyarch following problems in the development cycle at Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software, who were in charge of the title initially.

TreyarchBlack Ops 4 is Treyarch’s latest game and featured battle royale for the first time in CoD history.

This breaks the recently established Call of Duty cycle, that saw Sledgehammer, Treyarch and Infinity Ward alternate since Advanced Warfare. It means that the time Treyarch has to create another game has essentially been halved, as they only have Modern Warfare’s one-year life cycle to follow up 2018’s Black Ops 4. 

Rumors so far have pointed towards another installment in the Black Ops series but, according to recent leaks from YouTuber and leaker TheGamingRevolution, the game’s title is not yet decided. 

TGR has claimed to reveal numerous details on Modern Warfare, but branched out to its successor on October 5. Hosting a Q&A with a CoD “source”, TGR tweeted that the game’s “current state (is) 3/10. Its name is still being thrown around between “BO5” and “Black Ops” or another Black Ops themed name.”

The notion of struggles at Treyarch would fit with the Kotaku report suggesting they have been handed the project at late notice. It would see a reversion to the formula of older CoD titles, where Infinity Ward and Treyarch would alternate yearly. 

While unconfirmed, many fans will be disappointed with the claims. Black Ops 4 underwhelmed some community members, who are now expressing a desire for a move away from the Black Ops series, after four consecutive installments from Treyarch.

However, other users encouraged calm, arguing that it’s only natural for the game to be in such an early stage due to the late notice Treyarch were given. 

While these reports are unconfirmed, TheGamingRevolution has been correct in a number of his leaks up to now, including correctly predicting the 2v2 Gunfight mode in Modern Warfare. 

There is no real way of knowing what is happening behind the scenes at Treyarch, so we’ll have to stay tuned for official announcements.

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan


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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”