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Rumour – Call of Duty 7 called Black Ops, gets zombie mode and dedicated servers, more

Sunday, 28 March 2010 18:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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According to a report from Tek9 (via MapModNews), an Activision insider has reportedly said that the next Call of Duty title will be called “Call of Duty: Black Ops”.

The report states the game, being developed by Treyarch, will take place in various times in history during the Cold War, from World War II to up to present day, with missions in Vietnam, Cuba, South America and even the infamous SAS mission during the Iranian embassy siege in London in April 1980.

It was previously suggested the game would only take place during the Vietnam War, with a release in November, which the report also says. It clashes with a date on an internal release list from retailer GAME, saying it’ll be out in October

The report also claims the zombie mode from World at War will be included, as well as dedicated servers for its online on PC. Previous CoD title Modern Warfare 2 didn’t include the feature.

Take with the biggest pinch of salt you can find, while we email Activision on this. Don’t go expecting much, mind.

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25 Comments

  1. subversus

    WAW was better than MW2.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. daytripper

    call of duty = biggest rip off this generation

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    WAW was aces and I like the idea that the game explores black ops throughout the history of war, or at least modernish war. It’s be interesting to see how weapons and tactics for spec op missions changed through out the course of history. Hopefully it’ll be less of a mash of different levels slung together in different timeframes and more intricate, maybe less about endless hordes of baddies and more about precise military action.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Wonder if John Mcaleese will be in the game.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Zombie mode for the win! Love it!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DeSpiritusBellum

    Doesn’t sound like the most inspired concept, but then neither was World at War.

    I don’t see what kind of gameplay you’d get out of a level based on Operation Nimrod. Once they were in they basically went room to room killing anyone identified as the hostagetakers, and not all of those guys were armed. That’s the nature of the craft, but I don’t see why you’d want to play through it yourself.

    The awesome thing would be to make a level based on 1980′s Afghanistan. That’s about the most overlooked war ever, with plenty of evil ruskies. And Rambo.

    Or Entebbe. Fuck, Entebbe would rule.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    I think it could be a decent level if they approach it in more of a Rainbow Six kind of way.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    I bought Modern Warfare 2 and after that i think that i’am a complete idiot.

    I will never, ever, ever buy Call of Duty game again until i will see a progress.
    They are milking the same old shitty quake 3 arena engine for YEARS. I’m tired of it.
    I’m tired of Call Of Duty and i’m tired of Activision.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. S0meRand0mN00b

    call of duty fucking 7. 7!!!!!!! wtf now imagine Half-Life 7 Episode 9! huh

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    I have to admit at least it sounds more interesting than just plain ol’ vietnam. But then again…treyarch >_>

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DeSpiritusBellum

    Really though, the Entebbe raid (Op. Thunderbolt) is the most studied, most admired and most iconic special forces operation ever undertaken.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ct-meb6U0

    Flying approximately 100 operators into a hostile country undetected, with one half taking over the airport and the other half duping the guards into thinking they’re Idi Amins motorcade, right up until they jump out and start assaulting the terminal building to free the hostages.

    4 dead hostages (out of 105) and 1 dead operator. Amazing.

    Now imagine that as a Modern Warfare style level. Why that hasn’t been done yet, I really don’t know.

    @7 Maybe. I guess they wouldn’t exactly go for realism, and the breaching part on the oil platform in MW2 was pretty damn sweet.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @9 Soon, Call Of duty will be bigger then Final Fantasy numbers :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    ANd whats sad about that its been 20+ years for them to get to XIII. They are already at 7 in half of a decade.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    I would buy Treyarch cod7 it will be must likely to be better than “cough” “cough” infinity ward cod games lol

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    http://www.gametrailers.com/episode/bonusround/403?ch=4&sd=1_hd

    VG247 ATTENTION! David Jaffe hinted that his new game will have DLC for 100% and he is happy about it :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. abbe

    “…as well as dedicated servers for its online on PC”
    I lol’d.
    I tried the MP over at a friend aaaaand… we spent 4 minutes in a game lobby while people joined and disconnected like mad all the time. When we FINALLY got in the game, it lagged horribly and everyone left.
    Yeah… Dedicated servers is a good idea.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DeSpiritusBellum

    @16 Yeah, it definitely fucks up more than usual when you try to join as a group, but have you tried similar games?

    I can feel myself growing older trying to login to games like Bad Company 2 (although that’s hardly the only one) and then having to scour the entire internet, looking through servers that often do nothing to define themselves, and which more often than not have lag issues – even in the lower brackets – since people just drop in whether they have a 10mbit connection or a 56k.

    If you’re playing as a group there’s also no guarantee that you’ll end up on the same team, and you’ll often have to wait for the spots to open. The MW2 matchmaker will reserve you those spots from the word go.

    Comparing those two experiences, I think the MW2 matchmaker is a real breakthrough. There’s no lag, it’s functional (if flawed) and even if it fails three times in a row, it still won’t cost you as much grief as logging in to a similar game. I wish other developers would wise up and standardize that level of service, instead of pandering to caveman gamers who won’t even consider anything new.

    Unless you’re in a serious clan and you want to run your own little corner, I really don’t see what you have to gain from a serverjungle.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Freek

    How can you have a coherent storyline if you jump time periodes so drasticly?
    And if they decide to drop the storyline, how would you prevent the game from feeling like a level pack add on for MW2?

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Hunam

    MW2 didn’t have a coherent storyline and that was based over 5 or so days.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Bones

    Wait this actually sounds awesome.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Juice707

    That name is racist.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. abbe

    DeSpiritusBellum:
    I play BFBC2 quite a lot and I find it extremely good, out of the 100 games I’ve played I think ive gotten on the wrong team two times, sure I dont play with more than one-three buddies but usually we end up on the same team.

    As for the sorting and serverlist, the only option I lack is the option to remove Hardcore servers, other than that you can sort with ping, map or gamemode. I would like to specify a search term for “at least x amount of spots open”, but no game that doesn’t have a lobby system doesn’t have that, not that I’ve seen.

    I don’t think a lobby system is the fault here, its the lack of dedicated servers, I would LOVE to have a lobby system for those odd-times you try to find a server for x amount of people, but I do not want to sacrifice the dedicated servers for some automatic system that doesn’t follow the same ping-requirements that I have.

    Personally, I just want to get into a game, if its the beginning or the end I don’t care, I just want to play when I press the join server button. MW2 didn’t offer me that alternative and the 20 or so minutes I tried it, I switched servers 3 times, changed host two times, became host once, which ended in everyone leaving because my friends connection is crap and I sat in the lobby for one game 4 minutes while the system (or players) felt like kicking everyone or joined and left.
    That is as much service as its a dis-service. I had a bad experience, but one that is extremely rare to happen with dedicated servers.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. NGCes26294BIV

    Was actually looking forward to a decent Vietnam-based game.

    This sounds like a very risky idea. I’m not convinced I’ll care about the story at all if it jumps as much time as this suggests.

    Quite like the idea of different types of missions throughout different ages though – might help keep things fresh.

    Having said that, Treyarch are developing, which means it’ll be average whatever they do with it. Shame.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. DeSpiritusBellum

    @19 Heh, so true. I wonder how many times we’ll be killed in the first person perspective this time.

    @22 It sounds like we have pretty different experiences of the game. It seems on every other server I get into in BC2, clans of four or more are having problems joining up. And even though I pick the servers with the lowest lag showing, there’s always some semblance of choppiness there. Which is extremely annoying to me, because I’d like any competitive multiplayer game to rely on skill, not technical glitches.

    The genius of the matchmaker is that it essentially localizes all your games, so you always have people in your region playing with you, which drastically minimizes the lag. In BC2 the servers seem to mostly be rented out of the UK or Holland, which isn’t nearly as effecient.

    There’s no doubt that if your connection sucks, then you have a serious problem with MW2, and a lot of other online games. If you want to play online for any ammount of time, you should at least have your connection reflect that. A low bandwidth/high bandwidth group would certainly screw up the matchmaker more than anything. I’d reckon that if you can afford a game like MW2 or BC2, you can afford a decent connection.

    I am just a puzzled as to why MW2 doesn’t offer you the choice though. There’s no reason why you wouldn’t cater to both groups, although I do think dedicated servers will be a thing of the past, sooner rather than later. Our connections have made them all but obsolete, and you’ll see a lot of future games reflecting that.

    Personally I don’t recognize the problems you mention to any degree near what you describe, although the matchmaker is definitely still a work in progress.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    “The report states the game, being developed by Treyarch”

    Will be shit….enough said, go back to making spider-man games Treyarch.

    #25 5 years ago

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  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]