Months of speculation, rumor, and hype have all lead to this. Today, Activision and Treyarch took the wrapping off the latest Call of Duty entry, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (which I will forever say is Call of Duty: Black Ops: Barcode, because I am perpetually 12.)
The reveal gave us a look into what to expect in the upcoming shooter when it releases this fall on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The first Call of Duty game to not feature a single player campaign, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will feature three modes; multiplayer, zombies, and a new battle royale mode, called Blackout.
Its an interesting turn of events for the series, and only time will tell if it really matters to the gamers purchasing the title. Instead of a single player story based campaign, Treyarch has opted for "solo experiences" in the game that will be set between Black Ops II and Black Ops III. The solo gameplay serves as a way to get some backstory on the games specialist characters and also as a way to learn their skillset for multiplayer. A handy feature for newcomers.
The new battle royale mode, Blackout will be available at launch and will feature a map "1500 times bigger than an average Call of Duty map." Blackout will bring the Black Ops universe together and will integrate different parts of multiplayer maps and will also bring playable characters from all Black Ops games, including zombie characters. Few other details were offered, as E3 is weeks away and I'm sure we'll get more information there, but its nice that the long rumored feature has been officially revealed.
The multiplayer looks pretty much bog-standard Call of Duty, with fast paced gun play and insane mechanics. It retains the boots on the ground combat that was re-started last year in WWII, but promises new movement functions to keep the game fast-paced.
You can watch the trailers below, and let us know what you think in the comments!