Call of Duty: Black Ops II is an upcoming first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. BO2 is set for release on November 13, 2012. Call of Duty: Black Ops II takes place in the 1980s for the first third of the game and in 2025 for the final 2/3.
Zombies mode will return for Black Ops II with its own campaign using the multiplayer engine. Multiplayer is also receiving a huge improvement since majority of the black ops II weapons have been balanced like never before. Strike Force missions allow the player to control a number of different war assets, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, jet fighters and robots. The perks system will be making the new black ops II perks more strategic, thus allowing players to customize their loadout to their needs.
Black Ops 2 will be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8th, 2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It's being made by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software as a joint effort to make the best Call of Duty game ever.
The game will see the return of Task Force 141 Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and former SAS Captain John Price, with Vladimir Makarov as the game's main antagonist. MW3's multiplayer will be done by Raven Software, which means that modern warfare 3 will have the best multiplayer experience to date. The modern warfare 3 perks system will have familiar perks returning from MW2, but most of the MW3 perks will be new and/or enhanced. The multiplayer experience will also have a lot of new weapons and attachments, and the modern warfare 3 weapons will be even more customizable than before.
Just like Modern Warfare 2, MW3 will be supported after release and will have increased security against cheaters on both Xbox 360 (XBOX Live) and PlayStation 3 (PSN).
The 2nd DLC, Resurgence Pack, will be out on 3rd of June and will be an Xbox 360 exclusive for now, just like the Stimulus Package. It will be available on the PS3 and PC on 7th July, 2010.
The Resurgence Pack will cost Modern Warfare 2 fans 15 USD (same as its predecessor) and will include five maps, of which three are new ones and the rest Call of Duty 4 remakes.
Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) is expected to have at least three map packs, check out the Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer maps. If the DLC isn't your thing, prepare for Call of Duty 7: Black Ops which will be out on 9th of November, 2010.
The next Call of Duty game, which is being made by Treyarch, has been revealed. The game is called Black Ops, in which you are an elite soldier with orders to get the job done under any circumstances.
Prepare for the follow-up to the biggest entertainment launch in history: on November 9th Call of Duty 7 will introduce fans to the elite world of Black Ops. Activision Publishing, Inc. and award-winning developer Treyarch will take players behind enemy lines in an entirely new chapter in the groundbreaking and record-setting, No. 1 first-person action series of all-time.
"We can't wait for our community to experience Call of Duty 7: Black Ops," said Mark Lamia (Treyarch). "We have focused our entire studio on this game, with dedicated multiplayer, single-player and co-op teams creating the most intense, gripping and riveting experience possible for our fans on all fronts." Black Ops will have an amazing single-player story that will see you fight across the globe in locations such as Cuba, Vietnam and the Arctic. PC gamers will also be pleased since COD7 will have dedicated servers, unlike Modern Warfare 2. Many of the old weapons from Call of Duty 4 and MW2 are returning in Black Ops. Perks will also be making a return in Black Ops. The new Create-A-Class 2.0 will allow for more customization than ever, plus your outfit is changed based on your current perk selection.
Call of Duty 7: Black Ops will be released on 9th of November, 2010 and will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo Wii.
The Stimulus Package is now available for all three formats: Xbox 360 (Xbox LIVE), PlayStation 3 (PSN) and PC (Steam). The DLC was an Xbox 360 exclusive for 30 days, but during that time Infinity Ward's first map pack had over 1 million downloads within 24 hours of its release. Within a week the DLC was downloaded over 2,5 million times! The Stimulus Package consists of five multiplayer maps - three totally new ones and two brought back from Call of Duty 4:
If you play Modern Warfare 2 regularly the Stimulus Package is totally worth the price, as the maps offer quite a bit of variety.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's launch was a huge success, the game generated $550 million during its first five days on the market. MW2 actually broke Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's five-day global box-office record of $394 million. It's expected that MW3, which should be out 2011, will do even better than Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 also dominated last week's game charts in the United Kingdom, with the Xbox 360 version selling over 1 million copies. The NPD sales figures for the United States should be available in a couple of weeks.
Despite the boycott, the PC versions first-week sales topped COD4 and COD5: World at War. Robert Bowling - "The PC version of Modern Warfare 2 has actually outsold the PC version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in it's first week.
Essentially, all this percentage proves is that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions sold great, not that the PC version sold poorly, because that's actually not the case. The PC version has done tremendous in it's first week, better than our previous game." On a side note, Modern Warfare 2 had over 2 million concurrent users on Xbox Live last Wednesday, which overtook Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 with ease. Over 5 million hours of multiplayer matches were played through Xbox Live on that day. Sony has not revealed how many PS3 users are playing the game over the PlayStation Network.
Hidden Game Modes
Modern Warfare 2's developer console has been hacked, thus allowing modders to access many of the games hidden 'features'. There are some code references to MW3. It also seems that MW2 has 4 hidden game modes that didn't make it in time for the games release. Arena - Round based capture the flag, with one flag in the middle of the map.
Global Thermonuclear War - There is a nuke in the middle of the map, and both teams have to get to it and set it off.
OneFlag - Just like capture the flag, but one team defends the flag and the other tries to capture it.
VIP - One team tries to get the VIP to the extraction zone, while the other team tries to kill the VIP.
It's unknown if these game modes will be available later as DLCs for the Xbox 360 and PS3 users.
The BO2 multiplayer maps have been updated with general layouts and previews of each map. Callsigns are now also available with 41 country flags, 254 emblems, and 123 title images.
New Multiplayer Game Modes Available
With the recent game update, there are now 3 new game modes available:
Team Deathmatch Express (Just like TDM, but with a shorter time between matches)
3rd Person Team Tactical
Mosh Pit (Mixture of different game modes)
With Modern Warfare 2 being out, Infinity Ward is already working on the "next instalment" of the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, where you take on the role of PVT. Keeshon Lewis.
There will also be a Wii version of the game that includes a 17-pound controller, that's shaped like a M-249 Machine Gun. Check out the video for some "gameplay" footage.
Edit: It seems that this video has confused many people, so to clarify, this is just a joke. There will be a Modern Warfare 3 in the distant future, but before that Treyarch will be releasing the next COD game, just like after COD4 (Call of Duty 4).
It's likely that the next game by Treyarch will take place in Vietnam.
It seems that Microsoft is on a banning spree. It's being reported that Microsoft has banned up to one million players from Xbox Live, because they have been playing on modded Xbox 360 consoles.
Those who aren't banned, there should be a Xbox 360 Dashboard update coming on 17th of November that contains Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune video.
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has broken all previous records for day-one game sales. According to the sales figures released by Activision, the game sold 4.7 million units in North America and the United Kingdom alone in its first 24 hours. This exceeds Grand Theft Auto IV's record by 1.1 million units. Mike Griffith - "The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium. The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment." COD4 (Call of Duty 4) sold 7 million units in 2 months, so MW2 is doing really well. At this point it's unknown how many units each version of the game sold, but it's pretty clear that the Xbox 360 version is on top.