Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is due in October everywhere but the Switch

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is officially announced with a release date of October 12th and will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. No Nintendo Switch announcement just yet despite previous rumours suggesting it would come to the new portable console. Although widely expected, the release date is a bit of surprise, Call of Duty usually makes its annual appearance in November. Red Dead Redemption 2 is due in October and is widely expected to be one of the biggest games of the year, coincidence?

At this point not much is known about the game except for the trailer below. Forget what you know, we are told this is going to be a game changing experience. But we will have to tune into the community reveal on 17th of May for the juicy details. I would imagine more of the same to be honest, huge set pieces, big budget style action and multiplayer options galore.

Of course Call of Duty is certainly one of the biggest gaming franchises globally. Satisfying the blood lust and combat needs of millions of gamers with each new story. Hardcore and casual gamers alike flock to the series. I myself particularly enjoyed the Modern Warfare story arc and both Black Ops and Ghosts definitely hit the spot when it comes to old school split screen combat with friends.

With a couple of spin offs in the mix, Call of Duty is usually a November release just in time for Christmas. Teams alternate year on year to provide some aesthetic and story variation. This is the first time since Call of Duty 2 that an October release is planned, all the way back in 2005. The year is already jam packed with big releases, could this be a strategic move to ensure it has a shot against its fresher peers? A special mission so to speak? Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is also the first game in the Black Ops story arc since 2015. So it has a few things going for it.

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