07 February, 2018
Eurogamer is claiming that Black Ops 4 "will dial back to better fit the series' recent desire for a more grounded feeling".
Rumors of Black Ops IV originally stemmed from industry insider Marcus Sellars, who tweeted about the title's potential name on February 3. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have also worked on Call of Duty titles in the past although Treyarch has always led production of Black Ops games.
At the moment, it kind of feels like Switch port rumors float around every single game before the developers have to come out and say "yes" or "no". However, the Switch port will not be developed by Treyarch, instead, a studio familiar with Call of Duty games is going to take care of the Nintendo Switch version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which will support DLC, HD Rumble, and motion controls.
Although Activision and Treyarch are working on a new Call of Duty game, the two have not disclosed that it will be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. We're not used to seeing Call of Duty games on Nintendo consoles; though there have been a few Nintendo releases here and there throughout the series' history, ever since 2014's Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty has launched strictly on Windows, Xbox One, and PS4. He added that the new game is expected to feature a modern setting along with "boots on the ground" gameplay.More news: Militants in Syria claim to have shot down fighter plane
Activision's annual return to the Call of Duty franchise has been relatively uninterrupted and 2018 appears to be sticking with the schedule. We'd love to see Black Ops 4 remedy that with an engaging story and an interesting cast of characters. We still don't know when an announcement will arrive, but we might know what the announcement will be.
As expected, it will be released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PC, but more surprisingly, Sellars claims that it will also be available on the Nintendo Switch.
Stay tuned for more details on Call of Duty Black Ops 4, if it's announced!