With Call of Duty XP no longer in the cards for 2012 that leaves developer Treyarch with the task of revealing more details in regards to Black Ops 2 the old fashioned way. While we’ve been given quite a solid impression of where the single player storyline might be headed – and even received a closer look at the game’s new Strike Force missions – not a peep has been uttered as far as the game’s multiplayer goes.
Multiplayer has always been an important selling point for the Call of Duty franchise, and Black Ops 2 will be no different, hence the theatrics. At last year’s Call of Duty XP, Activision put the multiplayer front and center, offering attendees the chance not just to see the multiplayer, but also to experience it first hand.
While that will not be the case with Black Ops 2‘s multiplayer, they will be revealing it in spectacular fashion. Over on the Black Ops 2 official Facebook page, fans were told to synchronize their watches because a global event is just around the corner. What exactly that event might be, whether it’s a trailer or an outpouring of details from a media event, we cannot say, but we do know that August 7th is the day all (or most) will be revealed.
One of the biggest nagging questions in regards to Black Ops 2‘s multiplayer is when the competitive variant might be set. The game itself jumps between the past and the future, and offers player a unique perspective on where warfare is headed.
Elements like the quadrotor and the CLAW mech, while important pieces of the single player, could cause some serious balancing issues when introduced into the multiplayer. That is the nature of the kill streak, though, to provide players with some contentious advantages, some of which are nearly game breaking.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled this coming Tuesday for all the details, including (we hope) a new action-packed trailer.
What do you hope to see when Activision reveals the multiplayer for Black Ops 2? Will the multiplayer incorporate the futuristic elements seen in the single player campaign?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 releases November 13, 2012 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Source: Black Ops 2 – Facebook