Call of Duty – Black Ops 2: Reveal Dates and Other Rumours
Although there has been no official word yet that hasn’t stopped people speculating on when Call of Duty – Black Ops 2 will be officially announced and what features will be included. Even the title hasn’t been officially confirmed. OK this is beginning to sound like a non-story. Bare with me.
Over the last few weeks we’ve seen what seems like hundreds of posts on different forums, claiming to have information, only to have said forum posts deleted. Now of course, with a franchise as beloved as Call of Duty, speculation is only to be expected. So why do Treyarch and Activision keep asking for posts to be removed? The problem is, this causes people to believe that there is some weight behind the claims made by the OP. But in these cases, often there is not. This leaves us fans scrabbling through the rumours like a bag of Revels. Trying to avoid the nonsense. But what happens when you get a coffee one?
The most obvious of the rumours so far is the reveal date. Based on previous Call of Duty release models, we can expect an announcement around the time of E3 in early June. This has lead to the rumour that November will see the release of the game. Again this is following the release model, but what if Activision cannot deliver. Could we end up with that lingering taste of stale coffee? Other rumours have been as wide ranging as new perks, gameplay mechanisms, and game modes, the most frightening of which, in my opinion, is the inclusion of an escort mode, which is an idea that I personally would have driven a stake through at conception if I were a developer, which I clearly am not. The rumours also go onto say what will not be included. No MOAB or nuke, no death streaks, no last stand, no flame throwers, no fun – I keeeed Treyarch.
What ever they do decide to leave in and leave out there cannot be any guarantee that there will be no nasty little surprises. But I guess that’s all right. For some people, the coffee ones are their favourites.
For those of you not British enough to get the reference; Revels are a type of British confectionery. Made in Slough.