Activision have officially announced that this years annual Call Of Duty release will be Black Ops 4, and will be releasing earlier than the franchise usually does, with a release date of October 12th 2018. There is also another date for your diary, with May 17th 2018 booked in for the Community Reveal.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 8, 2018
Usually, the Call Of Duty series releases around the start of November, but moving to October 12th clearly is designed to stay away from the 26th October release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Getting in two weeks earlier is clearly thought to be more beneficial than following Rockstar’s behemoth.
It has been thought that this years CoD, developed by Treyarch would see a return to the Black Ops series, especially after NBA superstar James Harden was seen wearing a baseball cap which had a very similar logo to the Black Ops 3 logo, but with four ‘I’s instead of three. This design is now quite obviously the Black Ops 4 logo, fuelling speculation that Activision have brought forward the announcement in response to that leak.
The internet is also having lots of fun with Activision’s choice not to go with the standard roman numeral for four ‘IV’, instead going with ‘IIII’.