"Featuring the largest map ever built in Call of Duty - 1,500 times bigger than Nuketown - Blackout thrusts players into a collision course as they play as classic characters spanning the history of the Black Ops series including the original Call of Duty Zombies Origins cast", a press release continued.
Battle royale games have revolutionised the first-person shooter genre over the last few years, and feature a large amount of players - normally 100 - entering into combat that is won when just one victor, or winning team, is left alive. The Black Ops 4 reveal was lackluster and many were already disillusioned with Call of Duty to begin with. Recall that the title will be available starting this October 12 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
As a bit of background, I noted back in March that the Call of Duty franchise, despite its massive successes, was stuck in a bit of a rut: Attempts at creating new multi-game franchises have all failed since the heights of the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series.
Just like the single-player campaign, recharging health is no more.
Black Ops 4 looks like absolute shit.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is published by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) and developed by award-winning developer, Treyarch, with additional development support from Raven Software and Beenox. There will be both solo and team play, and naturally vehicles (land, sea, and air).
"We're testing on the widest assortment of hardware possible to make sure a large number of people can play and enjoy Black Ops 4", said Jonathan Moses, senior producer at Treyarch.More news: Fortnite's 4.2 Update Adds New Burst Rifle and Perk Recombobulator
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- Travis Saucier (@EvilEnygma)What, NO single campaign in Black Ops 4?
Expanding on the fan-favorite Mob of the Dead, the third map Blood of the Dead features the Origins characters from the previous Zombies storyline visiting the purgatory dimension of Alcatraz. Details such as how many players would be able to take part weren't made known, but the idea of playing a battle royale, Fortnite-style game with Call of Duty's established gameplay architecture garnered some of the biggest buzz at the event.
While the numbers aren't pinned down just yet, the new game mode may feature more players that we previously anticipated.
Greene has said in the past he does not mind Battle Royale competitors as long as they are not carbon copies of PUBG and bring some kind of new spin on the last man standing formula. Despite being a team based game, Black Ops 4 will still be a fast paced action shooter.
"More than 200 million players have called Black Ops home, and they've played for more than 15 billion hours".
Like Destiny 2, PC play will be exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net service. You can chat with her about video games and anime on Twitter.
The PC version of Black Ops 4 will be treated "as its own platform" to "give PC gamers what they deserve".