KEY POINTS

  • Activision Blizzard is hinting that this year's "Call of Duty" title is ready to be launched in October
  • President Rob Kostich said in an earnings call that developers are testing the game "internally" and are having "a ton of fun"
  • Treyarch and Raven Studios will announce the "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" "fairly soon"

Call it “Call of Duty 2020” or “Black Ops: Cold War,” but the fact of the matter is that the heavily-rumored game is now playable, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Treyarch Studios and Raven Software.

Activision Blizzard confirmed the news in an earnings call with investors and said that while this year's game is still in development, people who work with the game are now enjoying and testing it internally.

“The game looks incredible right now and, internally, people are having a ton of fun playing across its campaign mode as well as the online mode the developers are very well known for,” said Activision in its Q1 2020 financial briefing, according to IGN.

Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_Gamescom_2019_(48605842367) Call of Duty Modern Warfare Gamescom 2019 Photo: dronepicr/Wikimedia Creative Commons

The famed video game publisher also hinted that “Call of Duty 2020” will be revealed by Treyarch and Raven Software will reveal the game “fairly soon,” with Activision Blizzard President Rob Kostich saying that fans of the franchise will “absolutely love it.”

The two studios took to Twitter and revealed their excitement to their fans.

“It's official. Looking forward to showing you what we've been cooking up with @RavenSoftware,” posted Treyarch, while the latter announced its partnership and that it cannot wait “to show you more!”

Treyarch Studios worked with Activision to develop “Call of Duty: World at War” in 2008 and four “Call of Duty: Black Ops” titles. Raven Software on the other hand came up with “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” together with Infinity Ward and a 2016 remastered version of “Modern Warfare.”

When asked if this year's “Call of Duty” will be “closely connected” to “Warzone,” Kostich told Game Spot that there will be a “tight integration” between the two titles in the same way gamers see “Warzone” and “Modern Warfare.”

“We plan to do the same with all our upcoming titles as well, our premium titles, to ensure that we can reward all of our players and give them fresh new experiences, regardless of whether they choose to just play in Warzone or also play in the premium game as well, so the connection will absolutely be there,” said Kostich.

Doritos teased the logo of “Cold War” in a promo material late last month. The promo also speculated that the campaign would launch on October 5 until October 31.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” is rumored to be set in South Korea and Vietnam with the ever-popular Zombies mode making its return courtesy of Treyarch, Games Radar reported.