Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser has a big crush on Deus Ex

Black Ops 3

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops III teaser doesn't show off any gameplay, as is seemingly the trend this week, but still provides plenty of dark sci-fi fun. You might even say it's "revolutionary," as Call of Duty games go, albeit in an oddly familiar way. Maybe Activision is trying to change something?

"We will set the technological foundation for an enhanced human experience," the man in the video says. "And we will end disability."

But then another man expresses a different perspective. "In our pursuit of progress, if we undermine the morals that define us, what good is our beloved progress then?" he asks.

The US Supreme Court declares that discrimination against modified humans is unconstitutional. But the human revolution has already begun, and mankind is divided. And as augmented soldiers wage an invisible war, one question remains: Did we ask for this?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be revealed in full on April 26, and will launch later this year.

Update: We aren't the only ones having a little bit of fun with the similarities between today's Black Ops 3 teaser and the Deus Ex games. In fact, Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, the art director on Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the recently announced Mankind Divided, got into the action himself on Twitter.

"Hey @Treyarch, Adam Jensen says welcome on the bandwagon! The liquor bar is at the back ;)" he tweeted. A little while later, he added, "We lied guyz. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided actually takes place on the Eastern Front during World War 2. We felt inspired."

Amusing though his comments were, the undisputed champion of the day came from the official Deus Ex Twitter account, which tweeted a simple image in response to the announcement of the trailer. I will let it speak for itself below.

Deus Ex tweet

That, I believe, is what we call a win.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.