Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Coming To Switch, Other Consoles This Year

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is this year's Call of Duty game, according to Eurogamer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is this year's Call of Duty game, according to Eurogamer Activision

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is headed to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch by the end of the year. This information comes from Eurogamer, citing multiple sources. It should be noted that none of this has been announced or confirmed by Activision, and should be treated as a rumor until there’s been some official word on the matter.

According to Eurogamer’s sources, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is in development at Treyarch, and will be set in modern times. The site reports the gameplay will be more traditional, as opposed to Black Ops 3’s futuristic sci-fi setting.

This contemporary setting makes sense, given the warmer reception of Call of Duty: WW2 over both Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare. Back in December, Forbes reported that COD: WW2 sales had exceeded those of Infinite Warfare by more than 65 percent. Going back to a more traditional, grounded experience seems like the smarter business plan right now. This also lines up with previous hints found on Treyarch’s recruitment page. A job listing in September referenced “deep knowledge base of firearms and modern military technology” as a desired skill.

In addition to Eurogamer’s sources, known video game insider Marcus Sellars also tweeted about Black Ops 4. Sellars says the Switch version of Black Ops 4 will include DLC support, HD Rumble and motion controls. Sellars also mentions the Switch version will be ported by a studio familiar with the Call of Duty franchise.

Eurogamer has a solid track record of contacting sources who are in the know. Looking at last year, the same author at Eurogamer published an article accurately revealing Call of Duty: WW2. It’s likely the sources for both articles are the same, which means the information is probably just as accurate.

As for an official announcement, we probably won’t hear any news from Activision for another month or two. Looking at last year, Activision revealed COD: WW2 in late April, and hosted its own announcement live stream. It’s likely the company will take a similar route this year, hosting its own event instead of waiting for E3 or another gaming convention.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see if Black Ops 4 will be officially confirmed? Are you more or less interested if the modern setting turns out to be true? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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