With Treyarch at the helm for this year’s annual Call of Duty entry, there’s a good likelihood we’ll get a new addition to the Black Ops series the studio first made famous back in 2010.
A potential fourth title in the series is looking all the more likely thanks to industry insider Marcus Sellars, who claims Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be 2018’s COD entry. Even more interestingly though, Sellars claims Black Ops 4 will debut on Nintendo Switch, along with the usual release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The insider shared information on Black Ops 4 potential timeline which will be set in “modern times” and after the recent success of Call of Duty: WWII, will once again be “boots to the ground”.
According to Sellars, the Switch version will support all DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls and will be ported to the hybrid console by a studio familiar with COD games. The studio in question isn’t mentioned by name but if we were pushed to take an educated guess we’d opt for Raven Software, a studio that has worked on the series since 2011, including 2016’s remaster of Modern Warfare.
Regardless of the finer details, Call of Duty launching on Nintendo Switch would represent another massive coup for the recently reinvigorated Japanese electronics giant following an excellent 2017.
COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 4, 2018
It’s worth mentioning that although Sellars does have a pretty decent track record, having correctly predicted Labo for Nintendo Switch and Dark Souls in the past, he doesn’t always get it right. As such, we’d advise all readers to take this information with the usual pinch of salt until Activision or Treyarch make an announcement.