Treyarch Confirmed for Call of Duty 2018 as Black Ops 4 Rumors Swirl

Treyarch Confirmed for Call of Duty 2018 as Black Ops 4 Rumors Swirl

The next Call of Duty game will be developed by the Black Ops creators.

Activision held its earnings call today for the company's most recent quarter and announced that this year's Call of Duty game is being developed by Treyarch, the creators of the Call of Duty: Black Ops series. This fans rumors that this year's iteration of Activision's military shooter will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

In a call to investors today, Activision announced that Treyarch is making Call of Duty 2018, later confirmed by the company on its official Twitter account. Eurogamer first reported that multiple sources have confirmed that Black Ops 4 will be this year's Call of Duty game, and those reports are looking even stronger after today's announcement.

At this point in time however, it's still only been confirmed that Call of Duty 2018 is being developed by another studio. Treyarch's last Call of Duty game, Black Ops 3, was released in 2015, and given that Call of Duty developers rotate between Sledgehammer, Infinity Ward, and Treyarch this lines up with what we've come to expect of the Call of Duty development cycle.

In the meantime, Sledgheammer Games is working on the post-launch content for its massively popular Call of Duty: WWII title. Activision announced today that WWII has beaten Black Ops 3 in terms of first quarter sales, showcasing that going back in time was a good move for the Call of Duty series.

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