Activision has released the reveal trailer for its next Call of Duty: Black Ops game, Cold War, and it looks pretty great. While this is strictly a cinematic showcase with little to no gameplay footage, it does prove that developers Treyarch and Raven Software have been working with a stunning graphics engine (President Ronald Reagan certainly looks real enough to us).
As previously noted, Cold War is a prequel to the original Black Ops game, but this time around, Raven (Heretic, Quake IV, Singularity, Wolfenstein) is taking the reins for the single-player campaign. Treyarch, the series’s traditional lead, is focused on multiplayer (e.g., Call of Duty Zombies) this time around, which will be shown off at a later date.
“It’s 1981 and a global threat is looming at the height of the Cold War,” Activision wrote. “As the world rests on the brink of nuclear conflict, a newly-formed team of CIA operatives will engage in a series of deniable operations and covert spycraft to prevent an unimaginable disaster.”
“The single-player Campaign experience led by Raven Software arms players with an array of badass munitions, including fan-favorite classic firearms and prototypical weaponry from the Cold War era. The race is on to discover the truth and battle through mindbending twists and turns that only Black Ops can deliver.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available on November 13, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Battle.net) with cross-play and cross-generation support. A “Cross-Gen Bundle Edition” and “Ultimate Edition” will be available alongside the standard edition, presumably with free upgrades to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions.