It’s not exactly shocking news, but Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has offically confirmed that a new Call of Duty game will be released in 2012.
This keeps up with the yearly tradition that the franchise has fallen into, with Treyarch once again getting their turn this year. Kotick didn’t mention any specifics about the game but the rumors thus far, including a recent domain acquisition, all point at that game being Black Ops 2.
Treyarch has traditionally created a new story and setting for each of their games, but Black Ops was so successful that it seems likely they will revisit that specific story and setting for their next game. Since Activision isn’t one to mess with success we expect the game to be officially revealed soon, then followed by a big blowout/demo at E3 and finally a release in early November.
The real question in all of this will be how much more gamers are willing to take. Despite Modern Warfare 3′s massive sales records, the general feeling seems to be that the Call of Duty franchise is beginning to grow stale with yearly incremental upgrades. Black Ops 2 would almost certainly be another of these, with the next Infinity Ward game likely taking the next big step in 2013 possibly on the next generation of consoles.
On the flip side….ZOMBIES!!!!