I've been playing Call of Duty games for almost ten years. Call of Duty 2 was my introduction to the work of Infinity Ward and Activision's series has dramatically transformed from the days of traditional warfare. When Modern Warfare was released, I recall being taken aback by its advancements and how Modern Warfare 2 and its fantastic Spec Ops missions expanded upon these developments was an insane amount of fun.
I've enjoyed every installment in the franchise to some degree, aside from the appalling Call of Duty: Ghosts. Advanced Warfare didn't have the amount of content I'd want considering its price and it sucked that its zombie add-on was locked behind a paid DLC barrier, however it was still a lot of fun to engage with. There's a lot of mindless fun to be had with the Call of Duty franchise and Black Ops 3 will assuredly expand upon its legacy.
Black Ops 3, Advanced Warfare & the Future of Call of Duty
But even though these games are just a bit of enjoyment for me and I don't really engage with competitive multiplayer, the Call of Duty franchise has become an international phenomenon. It's now associated with e-sports, sells tens of millions of copies every year and continues to include names of actors we never thought would go near a video game. Jeff Goldblum is in Black Ops 3, people...I mean I have to get it now!!!
But is Black Ops 3 going in the direction you had hoped for the series? Is the futuristic focus that it and Advanced Warfare have taken what you want from Call of Duty? Personally, I preferred what Modern Warfare 2 was trying to do and if they just released more Spec OPs missions every year they'd have my money. But what brings you to this series and what are you excited for with Black Ops 3?
An Hilarious Call of Duty Release Date Timeline
We've no idea where Activision plan to take Call of Duty...or do we? I thought I'd share what I believe to be the closest business model available for the future of this groundbreaking franchise. You can check out the original comment here on Reddit, where TheWitcherWild%&$§ revealed what it'd be like to work at Activision for the next 100ish years of CoD:
2015: Black Ops III, 2016: Ghosts 2, 2017: Advanced Warfare 2, 2018: World at War: The Nazis Strike Back, 2019: Ghosts 3, 2020: Advanced Warfare 3, 2021: World at War: Return of the Allies, 2022: Modern Warfare 4 (cashin in on that MW nostalgia), 2023: Call of Duty: Rangers (it's about a squad of Army Rangers fighting the war in the Middle East that took place in the 00's).
2024: Call of Duty: Zombies (let's hope), 2025: Modern Warfare 5 (except the year is 2025 so it's just BO2 labeled as MW5), 2026: Rangers 2, 2027: Zombies II, 2028: Modern Warfare 6 (final installment of the second trilogy), 2029: Rangers 3.
2030: Zombies III, 2031: Call of Duty: Phantoms (same universe as Ghosts), 2032: Call of Duty: Exo Zombies, 2033: Call of Duty: Vietnam (FINALLY), 2034: Phantoms 2, 2035: Exo Zombies 2, 2036: Vietnam II, 2037: Phantoms 3, 2038: Exo Zombies 3, 2039: Vietnam III, 2040: Call of Duty: Extinction, 2041: Call of Duty: Pyongyang Front (based on the war of North Korea that took place in 2034).
The list goes on up until 2118 and I highly recommend you check it out, because it's scarily possible and pretty amazing.
What Are You Looking Forward to With Black Ops 3?
But what is it that will bring you back to Call of Duty for the next 100 years? Is it its great gun mechanics, is it the campaigns, the zombies or the competitive multiplayer? Are you excited to see how e-sports takes off and what players will be able to do with Black Ops 3? Let us know what you love the most about Call Of Duty in the comments below!
Black Ops 3 gets its release date for the XBOX One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 6th.