Activision confirms 2012 Call of Duty release – Black Ops 2 or WaW 2?

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People have barely had time to place Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 into their disc tray, however we have just heard confirmation that the next Call of Duty game is already being developed and scheduled for release in 2012.

As you can imagine no useful details were disclosed, but is does give us an opportunity to begin speculating about Call of Duty 9 and ask you questions about what you want to see next year. Let’s start with something pretty obvious, its release date, previously MW2, Black Ops and MW3 all arrived on the second Tuesday of November, so based on this we assume that it will arrive on November 13, 2012 – however things may differ as 2012 is a leap year.

We can almost guarantee that CoD 9 will be being developed by Treyarch, since the days of CoD 4 and CoD 5 Treyarch has alternated annually with the Call of Duty series, so now that Infinity Ward (and Sledgehammer Games) have released MW3 it is Treyarch’s turn. Additionally we are told that Raven Software may have some involvement with the next CoD, following the team’s work with Black Ops.

So what can we expect from the next game? Well, there are three main options really, they could create World at War 2, or Black Ops 2 – or they could mix things up completely and create a new game with a new name. Back in August the name “Iron Wolf” emerged, however sources suggest that this is just a codename.

Personally I would love to see a World at War 2 release, in terms of multiplayer gameplay I think WaW was far superior to Black Ops, but not everyone will agree with this and I do agree that there were lots of great things about BLOPS. I just think too many people take exception to using old fashioned guns etc and instead want modern-day / futuristic weaponry. If Activision agree with this we will no doubt see Black Ops 2 in 2012 or a completely new game as Activision want record breaking sales with every release – we also think that no-matter what we will see zombies!

Please take the time to answer the poll question below and leave a comment, it will help us gain very useful feedback regarding the next CoD game – thanks.

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  • Guest

    Treyarch is the much better Call of Duty developer, no doubt the A team. They seem to be the only ones actually trying to progress the franchise, with Black Ops being the most creative developmental leap, and having the feel that it was actually worked hard on. They have the perfect time and era of war so they should stick with it (great weapon selection, and no heartbeat sensor, and super killstreaks). They got rid of quickscoping, commando, and other perks for balancing, as well as being the first to make gameplay without ghost or last stand. They also had almost every aspect of your character, weapon and emblem representation customizable, which allowed for  everyone being unique, as well as having splitscreen, and DLC that was more worth $15 than MW2 DLC (but it still could be cheaper for just maps). They just really need to make the game with better graphics, better connections (dedicated servers would be nice), and have Dual Login for PS3, as well as not make split screen drop graphics so much. A Black Ops 2 game will also benefit with Elite being more developed down the line. I really hope there is a Black Ops 2!

    • Philobrain

      I agree with that bcuz there were a lot of great things about BLOPS but I personally liked waw better

    • Alec cobham

      I totally agree with you a black ops 2 would be epic

    • Redman

      I think treyarch would be the possible developer for the ultimate customizing in the cod franchise mw3 is just the same stuff again still playing blops and i totally agree with you blops 2 FTW

    • Jamasen

      if your a console gamer than i cant disagree with you, the PC version of black ops was a horrific disaster and makes them my least favorite developers due to the fact they put “NO” effort into the PC port of the game. it took them 4 months to release a patch for the game to make it work properly and its still %20 broken. though i give them a “Thunbs up” for actualy making a change in black ops….. unlike modern warfare 3.

    • Jamasen

      if your a console gamer than i cant disagree with you, the PC version of black ops was a horrific disaster and makes them my least favorite developers due to the fact they put “NO” effort into the PC port of the game. it took them 4 months to release a patch for the game to make it work properly and its still %20 broken. though i give them a “Thunbs up” for actualy making a change in black ops….. unlike modern warfare 3.

  • Philobrain

    Trey arch is da bomb waw is and will always be better than game re.eased by infinity also best trey arch game so far if they make a waw 2 it’s possible t could be better but waw is by far the best. Yet the blops was awesome as it had had split online if they put hat in waw2 I will get it at midnight no questions asked I will be first in line

  • ghrsa

    Blizzard is involved in the COD 9 aswell

  • Ped_mckechnie

    mw3 sucks aswell the servers suck and u cant even join games

  • Air13ek

    Go back to WW2 please? I mean, they said they don’t want to go back to the WW2 era unless they get an interesting idea or something new. How about take us to the battle of the Bulge? Or how about letting us get to play as the French foreign legion for one level or two in Africa against Germany? There’s alote of ideas out there, Treyarch, but that’s just my thoughts.

  • R1pJaWx247

    Well mw3 being a massive dissapointment and blops being flawed aswell im personaly saying its time to let COD die and do somthing new and fresh, coz i aint wasteing any more of my hard erned cash on fkin call of duty, unless they went into the faaaaar futer ie halo(ish) kinda thing then this could be good. But as far as ww1/2 modern day wars man its been done….TO DEATH!!!

  • zombies

     i want   CALL OF DUTY  ZOMBIES  just zombies .. campaing: zombies .. multiplayer: zombies (20 maps or so)   zombies .. zombies … zombies .. zombies ..

    • Qwerty

      There is something called resident evil for that….:D

    • Qwerty

      There is something called resident evil for that….:D

  • Curtismccrea

    Please, please – WaW II. Call of Duty needs to go back to what they were made for, WWII.

  • Redman

    Hope a blops 2 loved it the multiplayer when the trailer was released i kept watching it until the game was released modern warfare 3 did like mw and mw2 and i would like to know how it did end up with woods because mason did say woods is not dead

  • husler

    black opp 2 is the way to go if u want to make the £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

  • codmaster

    more zombies!!!

  • cody

    in the next call of duty they should have it likeblackops with combat training and for people who dont have internet offline bots like therewas in blackops and they should include zombies

  • http://www.facebook.com/geeth.m Geeth Senaratne

    Black ops 2 Woods breaking prison camp in vietnam.. 
    mason go back to vietnam based on the intel he found out against the orders of Hudson also recomending a character similar and voice with Chuck norris like they did with sam and Keifer on COD previouswill rock the game up and it will be a fine match of chuck norris to vietnam based on his movies of missing in action and they will proceed on many cold war missions.also Richad Nixons water gate scanlde would take a part in here slightly and flashbacks to kennedy era also predictable

  • Tony

    Black Ops ll! Even if Treyarch just came out with new map packs and guns for Black Ops 1 it would still beat out any cod or any other shooter GAME period.

  • zombiesm1911

    I want blackops 2 zombies is far superior to any other cod game

  • Tterocket

    Need some new zombie with a mixture of wow with some additional perks and new weapon systems.
    PAP grenades , purchase booby trap from a separate mystery box.