As part of Sony's all-encompassing push to prove the PlayStation Vita's relevance at last month's E3 trade show, it made sure to mention that a special version of Call of Duty: Black Ops would be making its way to the portable console. However, aside from a brief tease, we didn't learn much about the game. But we can't feel too bad, because apparently even the company that's in charge of the Call of Duty franchise doesn't know much.
Can you imagine a world where the best experience for the newest Call of Duty game exists on a Nintendo console? It may be possible that such a world exists after the Wii U is released, making it the most current console on the market, surpassing the Xbox 360 and PS3 in its timeliness and relevance. At least, that's what Nintendo is saying.
Forget the new touchscreen controller. Forget the fact that Nintendo will finally offer HD graphics in a video game console. And you can even forget the new online community Miiverse. All of those things are irrelevant if the Wii U doesn't manage to bring significant third-party support and blockbuster franchises that have helped deliver success to its rival consoles.
If you liked the thought of playing Battlefield 3 online for free (Xbox Live Gold fees excluded), and you liked the notion that everyone you were playing against was on the same field as you, you might soon be kissing those memories goodbye. According to a leaked document found on Neogaf.com, the game will charge a fee for users who want early access to downloadable content and for priority access on servers.
The next version of Call of Duty will run on the same old engine as many of its predecessors. The Call of Duty franchise has been running on the IW3.0 engine since 2007, with the exception of Modern Warfare 2, which used IW4.0. But don't expect a major under-the-hood overhaul for Black Ops II. But that doesn't mean it won't still be an amazing experience, the developer says.
Even though Call of Duty publisher Activision is in bed with Microsoft and gives the Xbox 360 all kinds of early and exclusive content, Sony has decided to show that it still loves the company, and the call of Duty franchise, and will be offering a special edition version of the PS3 designed specifically to target fans of the quintessential first-person shooter franchise.
The latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online maps will be available for PS3 owners to download on Thursday. The downloadable content (DLC) has already been available for the Xbox 360 as part of the long-running deal in which Microsoft pays Activision for exclusive first access to all Call of Duty DLC. It should be noted that only Call of Duty Elite members on the PS3 have access to the new content.
The media tracking firm Nielsen had an interesting idea - it decided to track the social reach of Activision's Call of Duty franchise before and after the company announced its latest title, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It found that in just the span of two days, the amount of tweets, Facebook messages, YouTube videos, blog postings, and message board postings related to Call of Duty increased four-fold.
Activision has officially announced the next game in the Call of Duty series, Black Ops 2. It’s the successor to the massively popular Black Ops, originally released in November 2010 and quickly becoming the fastest selling game in US history. It’s also the best selling game of all time in the US, UK, and Europe with 25 million sales. As for Black Ops 2, it’s pegged for a November 13th release, just in time for the holiday season.
Activision has just confirmed that the next entry in the Call of Duty series will be Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It will be a sequel to the game that set global sales records just a couple years ago. Developer Treyarch, which was responsible for the first Black Ops title, has also been confirmed to be at the helm of the technical side of this new project. The new trailer was revealed on TV tonight during the NBA playoffs.