The lights are on
Activision has today confirmed that the next installment in its Call of Duty series is indeed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Until today's announcement, which was made on the franchise's official site, the publisher has merely teased that a new Call of Duty game was in the works.
The game was scheduled to be revealed later today during the NBA playoffs on TNT, but the title and other information was made available earlier on Call of Duty's site. The video reveal teased on the front page wasn't working at the time of this writing, but the title and other information on the game was live.
Unlike 2010's Black Ops game, which was set during the Cold War era in the 1960s, Black Ops 2 takes place in the near future. It should be interesting to see how Treyarch is able to create a contemporary Call of Duty experience that doesn't step on Infinity Ward's toes. Until now, the two studios have released alternate-year installments in the series, with Treyarch sticking to campaigns set in the past.
We'll have more information on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 as we learn more.
Email the author Jeff Cork, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
that's great for part 2.