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Treyarch Have Addressed the Rumors of CoD: Black Ops 4 Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Published: 19/May/2018 2:32 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Albert Petrosyan

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The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 game will not be developed for the Nintendo Switch console.

The game’s developer, Treyarch, confirmed this on March 18th, dispelling the rumors that the next CoD title would be available on Nintendo’s hybrid console. 

Since Black Ops 4 was officially announced on March 8th, the vast CoD community waited in anticipation for the worldwide Community Reveal Event that took place on May 17th.

During the event, Treyarch unveiled various details and aspects about the game’s modes, including Multiplayer, Zombies, and the brand new ‘Blackout’ Battle Royale.

Video game news outlet Twinfinite had the chance to speak with two high ranking members of Treyarch and asked them about the possibility of Black Ops 4 being on the Nintendo Switch.

Twinfinite recently sat down with Yale Miller, senior producer at Treyarch, and Matt Scronce, gameplay designer at Treyarch, for a roundtable interview. We ended the interview by asking “Are there any plans to bring any aspect of Black Ops 4 to Nintendo Switch?”

Miller’s response to this was quick and brief, with him simply saying without hesitation “No there is not.” It’s clear that the team at Treyarch is focusing on delivering a big new experience on the usual systems, and porting the game to Switch would be at least a small undertaking whether it was by Treyarch or another company. For now at least, Call of Duty fans will need to get their fix outside of the Switch.

This is unfortunate news for Nintendo fans who would have gotten excited after seeing this recent image of what appeared to be Black Ops 4 Switch game cases on the shelves of a GameStop store.

 

It certainly would have been interesting to see the game be available on the Nintendo Switch since the console offers users equally full functionality both at home and on the go.

However, considering how much extra effort Treyarch have put in on the PC side of the Black Ops 4 development, having the game on the Switch was always going to be too tall of an order.

 

Sources – Twinfinite, Nintendo Everything

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CDL Commissioner confirms Warzone is part of the league’s competitive plans.

Published: 21/Jan/2021 0:59

by Theo Salaun

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The Call of Duty League’s commissioner, Johanna Faries, has confirmed that Warzone is part of the league’s competitive plans and will be featured in a more “structured” integration moving forward.

Activision’s unprecedented success in 2020 could not have been achieved without Warzone. While Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare, the Activision-Blizzard franchised CDL, and Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War have all been their own successes — Warzone is more than a cherry on top.

Regularly near the heights of Twitch’s viewership, the CoD battle royale has amassed both a huge casual community and more dedicated fans committed to watching tournament play. As such, it’s unsurprising that the CDL wants to do more than the casual Warzone content it created in the inaugural season.

That content typically spanned getting pro players, coaches, and analysts involved in custom matches on Verdansk. While entertaining, Faries has revealed that the league has much more competitive plans in store for the battle royale.

In an interview with ScreenRant, Faries, who heads both the CDL and Overwatch League, expressed that Warzone will be getting more properly integrated into the CDL’s plans: “There are [plans to bring Warzone to Call of Duty League], and we’re excited to announce those plans in the coming weeks and months.”

The Head of Leagues continued, contrasting these new plans with the casual content of the inaugural season and confirming that future integration will be much more esports-focused: “We did bring in Warzone related content with our pros last season, but we’ve taken the off-season to think bigger about what a more structured investment could look like. There are really exciting things to come as early as this season.”

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The CDL kicked off to a boisterous start in its inaugural season.

As mentioned earlier, the CDL’s Warzone content in 2020 was primarily casual. Weekend custom lobbies created some fun clips and moments, but overall didn’t have quite the drawing power of Warzone’s more legitimate esport events.

We’ve seen former CDL bench players grow into massive Warzone careers, such as the London Royal Ravens’ Rhys ‘Rated’ Price as well as Charlie ‘MuTeX’ Saouma and Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren formerly of the Dallas Empire. 

The league obviously has the talent for appealing Warzone competition, so fans will be antsy to find out exactly what kind of “structured” integration may be coming in the future.