Activision has confirmed that the next title in the popular Call of Duty
franchise is a sequel to 2010's Black Ops
, as previously rumored, with a release date of November 13 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
The UK website for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
appears to have gone live before the official reveal later today, stating that the game will be set in the near future during a 21st century cold war, moving the spin-off to be more in line with the Modern Warfare
part of the series rather than its 20th century-based predecessor.
Activision said in September last year that the original Black Ops had seen sales of 23 million
, while 18 million copies of the map pack DLC for the game had also been sold.
The company's Call of Duty Elite social network will be integrated into Black Ops 2
, as Activision attempts to bolster the franchise's monthly active users count even further.
According to Activision, a major update will launch with Black Ops 2
that will add new features, dubbed Call of Duty Elite 2.0.
Call of Duty Elite currently has over 40 million monthly active users
, with 10 million of those playing the original Black Ops
, and 20 million logging in via Modern Warfare 3