Rumor: Next Call of Duty will be Black Ops 4 and set in the present

According to game journalist Marcus Sellars, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released this year. The game is said to be set in the present and will also be released for the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version would be made by a company that has made CoD ports before.

Sellars gives the information about the latest Call of Duty game in a tweet. The NintenCity journalist has often released correct information about Switch games at an early stage. He reported the arrival of Dark Souls: Remastered to the Nintendo console.

According to Sellars, the Switch version has support for HD Rumble and gesture control of the Joy-Cons. It is not clear exactly how that will work. The Switch version is probably a port with changes from the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One versions. Those adjustments would be made by a studio that has made ports of Call of Duty more often.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the sequel to Black Ops III, which came out in 2015. That game was set in the future, in 2065. Sellars says the new part is set in “modern times” and that it is a boots on the ground game. This makes it seem like a less futuristic game, where players move around the battlefield in a traditional way.

It is not yet known when Black Ops 4 will be released, but it is expected to be in the last quarter of the year. In recent years, Call of Duty games have always appeared at the beginning of November.