Activision confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 as 2024’s COD

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This year’s COD has been confirmed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, as Activision follow up on a teaser site and leaked newspaper advertising with a formal announcement. The game will debut during the Xbox Showcase on 9th June with a Black Ops 6 Direct to follow immediately afterwards.

The advertising came with copies of USA Today in a promotional supplement that show’s the game’s logo, title and some in-universe news stories. In particular there’s the defacing of Mount Rushmore, which also appeared on the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 teaser website yesterday.

That teaser site features an analogue TV which you can scroll through six channels, some of which give static, but the first of which shows Mount Rushmore’s defacement, and the sixth of which tunes in to News 6, with faux reporting of monuments around the world also being defaced.

Activision are building up to the full reveal of this year’s Call of Duty at the Xbox showcase at Summer Games Fest on 9th June. That showcase will be followed by a deep-dive into a game, secretively called ‘Redacted Direct’, but now rebranded as Black Ops 6 Direct.

2024 will be a huge year for Call of Duty. This will be the first game in the series released after Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard, and it will also come after a relative down year for the franchise, the back-to-back development of Modern Warfare III not exactly being a high-point. Returning to the popular Black Ops setting could be the boost that company execs want to see.

However, there’s also reports that Microsoft will be throwing Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 straight into Xbox Game Pass, potentially undermining the strong yearly sales of the game in an attempt to boost subscriber counts. This could also see Microsoft shake up the Game Pass price structure for the first time since Game Pass Ultimate was introduced.

Source: Call of Duty

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