Earlier today a teaser video for something called Black Ops 2 – Origins appeared on Call of Duty developer Treyarch‘s YouTube page sans explanation. The video, which features several exotic locales, close-ups of four characters, and a mech, is as mysterious as it is intriguing, but it may be a clue towards future Black Ops 2 content.
Over the past few months, Treyarch has been slowly rolling out DLC map packs for Black Ops 2, most of which fit into the traditional mold of “four multiplayer maps and a co-op map.” In Black Ops 2‘s case, those co-op maps have been for Treyarch’s fan-favorite Zombies mode.
However, this latest teaser video suggests Black Ops 2 might be looking to break the mold, and offer some story-based downloadable content. This is just me going out on a limb, mind you, and there’s no evidence aside from the video to corroborate that theory, but it could be interesting if it were true.
For more than half a decade, the Call of Duty campaign has been a singular experience that lasts maybe 8 hours at most. Sure, players can log 100s of hours in online multiplayer, but when the credits roll on the story there’s little incentive to go back.
However, if Black Ops 2 – Origins is new story content, this would mark a first for the series, a chance to go experience a completely new story. That being said, it’s rather strange that Treyarch would roll out new single player DLC now, especially when their DLC schedule is seemingly coming to an end.
It’s also entirely possible that we’re reading too much into the Black Ops 2 – Origins video and that it’s nothing more than a fun little Call of Duty-themed treat. It wouldn’t be the first time that a fan-made Call of Duty video got serious attention either.
Or maybe Black Ops 2 – Origins is a teaser for more traditional DLC, like a new map pack or another zombies level. It’s been about a month since the most recent DLC pack, Vengeance, launched on the Xbox 360, so maybe Activision is gearing up for this final pack before focusing on marketing efforts for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Hopefully, we’ll find out more about Black Ops 2 – Origins in the coming days.
What do you think Black Ops 2 – Origins is? Do you think it’s time for Activision to focus on Call of Duty: Ghosts or do you want more Black Ops 2 content?
Source: Treyarch – YouTube