Another year, another Call of Duty. At this point, if you’re surprised by the news that Activison’s first-person shooter juggernaut will be getting yet another installment, you’ve either been living under a rock or you are a rock, and that isn’t cynicism, it’s reality. Developer Treyarch have officially unveiled their third entry into the Black Ops series of Call of Duty games, and it’s as bombastic as you would expect:
Black Ops III will continue the trend toward a more near-future setting as seen in its immediate predecessor and last year’s Advanced Warfare. By asking us to question how far we can push technology before it starts pushing back, Black Ops III appears to take place during some sort of machine-human war. Consider me intrigued: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is my favorite film of all time, so if this game can capture some of what made that movie’s opening war sequence so great, then I’m on-board with the whole show.
Of course, the trailer’s release comes after several details and images were leaked to the internet. Of the new additions that have been confirmed for Black Ops III are: