The gaming community's buzz receptors went into overdrive recently when NBA player James Harden was spotted wearing a hat that looked to feature the Roman numeral 4 in the distinct Black Ops style. Though the team at publisher Activision hadn't yet made any kind of formal announcement, it seemed clear to fans that this cranial accessory meant to represent an upcoming Black Ops sequel. Turns out they were right, as Activision and Treyarch have just today confirmed that the Black Ops formula will be returning in Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 4, set to release later this year.
According to a new press release from Activision, Black Ops 4 "will revolutionize the top-selling series" when it launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Calling the game a series revolution might be a bit of a long shot, but considering that we've got essentially no other official details about the game, maybe Treyarch does have something revolutionary in mind.
Fortunately, it seems we won't have to wait too much longer before we see what the latest Black Ops is all about. Activision and Treyarch have planned to host a global community reveal event on May 17, wherein they'll presumably show off what they've been working on in secret up to now.
Beyond that, players across the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One can expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to make its official debut on Friday, October 12.