A sequel to Activision’s Treyarch developed, Call of Duty: Black Ops may be on the cards for an announcement this year as they have purchased the domain name blackops2.com.
Fusible were first to discover that the domain was first registered in May 2010 shortly after Black Ops was announced, but it remained under Whois privacy up until this week as it was using the Go Daddy’s Domains by Proxy service. Recently, the Whois has now swithched over to an internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, of which Activision is a known client.
MarkMonitor have been used by Activision to buy up BlackOps domain names all the way up to BlackOps6.com as a way of brand protection, they previously were not able to obtain BlackOps2.com until very recently – so in keeping with the brand – we could soon hear of a Black Ops announcement within the next few months.
Neither Treyarch or Activision hasn’t officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and the eagle-eyed community are aware of Project Iron Wolf, it’s hard to imagine that with the success of the original it couldn’t be anything other than Black Ops 2 – Activision couldn’t possibly miss that cash cow… or could they? In wanting to hold domain names for sequels, it does kind of tell you something… they’re interested in pushing out the sequel!
When official announcements are in – we’ll keep you informed. Magazines are usually throwing exclusive Call of Duty details every year around May time.