Deep down inside, we all knew we’re going to get a Call of Duty 2020. While our hearts are pining, our minds are stuck running endless scenarios about what it’s going to be. Are we getting a Black Ops 5? If so, will it be as laden with microtransactions as its predecessor or, worse yet, ruined by exclusive supply drops as BO3? We don’t know yet, but we’re definitely concerned. And enthusiastic. We sincerely hope Blizzard stops messing with our feelings soon, else we might have to bring this up in our Minecraft therapy group.
A Not-So-Willing Reveal
Since Activision is a publicly traded company, they have to perform regular investor calls where they discuss their previous earnings and releases, but also briefly touch upon the plans for the near future. While the executives took care not to be too specific, they did give us a fair amount of information to mull over.
So far, the new CoD generated a high level of internal interest among play testers. The problem, as we see it, is that they refrained from confirming the studio behind this year’s game. Instead, we got “teams.” This idea somewhat fuels current gossip that Treyarch and Sledgehammer (alongside Raven) are working on it together.
What We Know and What We Hope For
Straight from the mouth of the horse (Activision’s CEO, in this case), we know that the company is preparing multiple Call of Duty initiatives for this year. Given its success, we might see CoD: Mobile adapted for consoles (maybe even PC) or, better yet, a battle royale for Modern Warfare. The latter is certainly overdue, while the former makes sense given the resounding success of their first mobile release.
On the other hand, this could very well mean we’re about to see more remasters of classic titles. The strategy of rebooting popular entries certainly paid off with MW – the finest CoD in a decade, the most played CoD game in this generation… you name it.
Finally, many are hyped for another zombie release. While we’re not big on brain eaters, the community seems to want it more than ever. Collectively, we seem to have developed something akin to a fetish with zombies lately – whether it’s because of globalization, burnout, corporate control, or all of the above is hard to tell. And what better way to address a zombie obsession than to kill scores upon scores of them? Who knows, it might even turn out to be therapeutic. We’ll have to discuss it at length with our Minecraft group and get back to you on that.
This is all we have so far on the 2020 Call of Duty. As more updates are released, you can bet that our FPS fanatics will speculate and theory craft to no end. Until then, the world is our battlefield, as Makarov would put it.