Hot damn! This is getting ridiculous. Has nobody ever thought that having a title that’s short and sweet would be great? I miss the days when Call of Duty games were just numbered. Now? Now we get names like Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War…which is a damn mouthful to type AND say.

I mean, the previous entry had such a short and sweet name; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Now we have this monstrosity.

The last entry in the Black Ops series was imaginatively called Black Ops IIII (not a typo). Yes, Treyarch created their own numbering system for that one. It’s also the first game in the series that brought the Battle Royale genre to the game’s multiplayer.

The teaser video shows off the premise for the next entry in Activision’s blockbuster franchise. As expected from the Black Ops: Cold War moniker,, it’s based off the non-fictional Cold War between the US and the USSR from the 1950s to the 1980s.

There’s no gameplay of any sort in the trailer so don’t go in it hoping to see what the newest entry looks in action.

That’s probably going to be revealed next week, since August 26 is being hyped up by the video.

Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War is being developed by Treyarch (the devs being the Black Ops spin-offs), with Raven Software assisting. With their multiplayer expertise, I’m assuming Raven’s helping out with the MP portion of the title.

While it’s a given that Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War will be coming to pretty much every platform under the sun (maybe not the Nintendo Switch though), I wonder what Activision’s plans are for the next generation consoles.

Will there be enhanced versions of the game catered for the more powerful machines? Or there even be a version of the game for the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X? Maybe we’ll find out on August 26.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.