This year’s Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare III, may have only just launched but we’re already beginning to hear the first rumblings of 2024’s title, which is in development at Treyarch and will supposedly be a new Black Ops game set during the Gulf War.
While it’s not exactly surprising that Treyarch would be handling another Black Ops entry in the franchise, Windows Central is reporting from “multiple sources familiar with Activision’s plans” that the game will take place during the early 90s conflict between Iraq and a US-led coalition.
According to the reports, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 6” or potentially “Black Ops Gulf War” going by recent naming conventions, will focus back in on more traditional and familiar Black Ops military technology, which is sure to be good news to those put off by the modern/future tech synonymous with the Modern/Advanced Warfare type entries. It’s apparently had a lengthy development period already, and Windows Central says it may have an especially lengthy early access period ahead of launch at the tail end of 2024 – even more than the week-long early campaign access we just saw with Modern Warfare III.
You can read the full report from Windows Central right here, although naturally none of this has been confirmed by Activision or Treyarch as of yet.
Hopefully whatever Treyarch is cooking up sees a better reception than this year’s entry. We gave Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III a 6.5/10 in our review, saying, “This year’s Call of Duty is a mixed bag. Series veterans looking for a great multiplayer experience will find a lot to love thanks to the game’s faithful recreation of some of the franchise’s best maps and excellent gunplay. However, Modern Warfare III’s campaign is one of the worst in the series’ history.”