Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 confirmed

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The rumor that surfaced earlier this week is now officially true: The next game in the Call of Duty series will be Black Ops 4, it's being developed by Treyarch, and it's coming on October 12.   

Alas, if you were expecting more in the way of detail, I'm afraid you're in for a disappointment. Aside from the title, the developer, and the date, Activision has said nothing more about it, and it's quite possible that it's only saying this much because of the leak. A full and proper reveal will take place during a community event scheduled for May 17—which will include, I hope, an explanation for the use of tally marks (IIII) instead of regular Roman numerals. Maybe it's like a clock?

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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.