Activision and Treyarch have officially pulled back the veil of secrecy on Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War with an exciting trailer setting the scene for 80s espionage action.
The announcement comes by way of the PlayStation Blog where Activision’s Stephanie Glover detailed the different editions of Black Ops: Cold War that will be available, as well as the release date on PS4.
First things first, Black Ops: Cold War continues Frank Woods’ story as he makes a return, following on from his exploits in the Vietnam War the previous decade. The story centres around the Cold War in the 80s and a Russian operative named Perseus.
Treyarch has always had the best stories in their campaigns, and so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Woods and the rest of the team in Black Ops: Cold War.
The next big thing to note is the release date. Black Ops: Cold War will release on PS4 on November 13th, 2020, while the PS5 release is slated for “late 2020.” This kind of hints that the PS5 won’t be releasing on or before November 13th. A recent leak suggests we’ll have the PS5 on store shelves from November 14th in Japan, and November 20th in the rest of the world.
If you want to play Black Ops: Cold War on the day it releases, you’ll most likely have to get the PS4 version. However, there is an option to but the ‘Cross-Gen’ bundle which will get you the standard PS4 edition of the game, as well as the PS5 version when it releases. And that’s digital, not the disc.
There’s the standard edition for PS4, and you can pay an extra tenner separately for a next-gen upgrade. This seems to be going against the norm in regards to next-gen upgrades. Many publishers are offering free upgrades to players if they buy on PS4 first, like EA and its upcoming FIFA 21. Activision is gonna Activision.
Source: PlayStation Blog