Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Officially Announced

By Jason Schreier on at

After weeks of rumours, a basketball tease, and lots of snickering about Roman numerals, today it’s finally official: Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (IIII) is coming this autumn.

Publisher Activision did not reveal much more information than that, adding that it and developer Treyarch will share more details on 17 May, with the game coming out 12 October for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

This will be the first time in over a decade that the autumn’s annual Call of Duty is coming in October rather than November. Perhaps related: Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which is likely to be this autumn’s biggest game, will be out on 26 October.

Despite earlier rumours, Activision did not say anything about a Switch release. When asked about that, the company declined to comment. There is, of course, a Nintendo Direct today at 10pm GMT, so if the company does plan to release Black Ops IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII on Switch, it may be waiting for then.