The pejoratively branded 'b-team' could now become series' driving force
Activision has lifted the lid on its newest juggernaut in the lucrative Call of Duty series.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is in production at California studio Treyarch – which built the original title – and is set for release in November.
Its publisher Activision has launched the website hours before the game’s worldwide reveal, either as an attempt to plug leaks in the media or due to error.
Game screenshots, videos and news pages on the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 website are not operational at the time of going to press.
The most recent Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare 3, was developed across four Activision studios.
Treyarch, which has significantly more staff than Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward, appears to be the sole lead developer on Black Ops 2 – an indication that it may now be positioned as Activision’s lead studio on the franchise.
Call of Duty Black Ops, released in 2010, is the most commercially successful Call of Duty ever, according to MCV deputy editor Chris Dring.