It was announced today that Call of Duty Black Ops 4 would be the official COD game of 2018.
Treyarch say it will revolutionise the top-selling series in Call of Duty history when it launches later this year.
And when it comes to the official Black Ops 4 release date, Activision and Treyarch also had some surprise news.
The new COD won’t be arriving in its usual slot in November, but will instead arrive a month early.
This will mean a worldwide release on Friday, 12th October for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
There have been rumours that Black Ops 4 would be on Nintendo Switch, however, no such port has been announced yet.
There’s the chance that a big COD reveal is being saved for the Nintendo Direct later today, although that’s just pure speculation at this point.
Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that the official reveal will be coming on May 17, which will include a big community reveal.
A new teaser trailer was also released, providing a mash-up on the series so far.
This new release from Treyarch will apparently tone down on the futuristic setting, having seen the success laid by COD WW2.
More modern weapons could feature, although, most of this won’t be confirmed until April or May by Activision.
There have also been rumours that Call of Duty Black Ops 4 will arrive with a new Remastered game in 2018.
Again, nothing official has been released by Activision on the subject, although there’s mounting evidence that we could see something extra arrive.
The latest news has been supplied by a 10K form filed by Activision with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
It included some solid information on what the company is planning to do this year when it comes to new game releases.
In it, Activision reveals they are planning on releasing new remasters this year. And while it doesn’t go as far as to name Call of Duty as a franchise included in that list, it does bode well for those recent reports.
While fans have been hoping for MW2 Remastered this year, or next, there’s also a big chance that Call of Duty Black Ops, or Black Ops 2 could be getting the remake treatment.
Both proved popular re-releases through the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program, and would fit with the knowledge that Treyarch are handling this year’s project.
Here’s the information from the 10K Form, which states: “We expect to release World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and our latest Call of Duty game in the second half of 2018.
“In addition, we expect to deliver ongoing content for our various franchises, including expansion packs for Hearthstone and Destiny 2 , in-game events for Overwatch , and map packs for Call of Duty: WWII , as well as releases of remastered versions of titles from our library of IP.”