Rumor: COD 2020 could be a more gritty and gruesome Black Ops reboot

Aug 09 2019 2 min read

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Rumours have surfaced that claim next year's Call of Duty title will be grittier and more gruesome than the upcoming Modern Warfare reboot. It could also be a reboot of the Black Ops series, which will take place throughout the Cold War, featuring both the Vietnam and Korean Wars. 

Previously in May, it was reported that Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software had been replaced by Treyarch to produce next year's title. This was a big deal because the Call of Duty franchise has traditionally had three studios develop titles one after the other. In 2017 Sledgehammer developed Call of Duty: WWII, followed by Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII in 2018 and this year's upcoming title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward

At the time it was believed that 2020's title would be Call of Duty: Black Ops V, but according to YouTuber LongSensation, this game could quite possibly be a reboot since it's being called simply Call of Duty: Black Ops around the studio. 

If true, it could mean Activision has liked the general reception towards its Modern Warfare reboot and would now like to do the same with Black Ops. However, the last original Modern Warfare game we saw was in 2011, while we just received Black Ops IIII last year. 

LongSensation also added that the game will span 40+ years, featuring both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, with the Cold War being its overall theme. Following the recent shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Call of Duty was named one of the influences for such acts by US politicians. If LongSensation is right about the game's tone, then Call of Duty could be receiving even more negative press when the game is revealed. 

Call of Duty 2020 is planned to release on both current-gen and next-gen consoles next year.

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