The Call of Duty franchise is set for a huge change after it was confirmed that Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12th, 2018.
Activision Publishing has confirmed out of the blue on Thursday, March 8th that Treyarch will be developing Black Ops 4 with a brand new release date earlier in the year.
This marks the first time in the history of the franchise that a new CoD game will be released earlier than November.
Rumors regarding the 2018 Call of Duty title had started early, however, it was the picture of James Harden, the popular basketballer, wearing a Black Ops 4 logo cap in early March that indicated something would be happening soon.
Throwing out the traditional announcement at the end of April or May, confirmation of the new game has come this year in in early March, which is a simply unprecedented move by Activision and Treyarch.
A posted revealed that the game will have a May 17th community launch event to reveal more information, and a global launch date of October 12th. We’ll bring you more news as it drops.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 8, 2018
Activision followed up the trailer with an official announcement and confirmed which platforms we’d see the game released. No Nintendo Switch was mentioned.
Black Ops is back! In what represents a game-changing experience, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 will revolutionize the top-selling series in Call of Duty® history when it launches worldwide on Friday, October 12 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty fans can tune in Thursday, May 17, when publisher Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, and award-winning developer Treyarch host the community reveal to a worldwide audience.