Activision is taking the success of one of its most popular releases in recent years and applying its success to one of its most famous project, or at least that’s the rumor.
Overwatch and the Call of Duty franchise are both published by Activision. Overwatch is the most popular FPS ever produced by Blizzard, who also develops games such as Diablo and World of Warcraft.
The rumor floating around Twitter is that Activision is planning on pulling the gameplay out of Overwatch and placing it into the Call of Duty franchise. The rumor is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature a multiplayer mode meant to emulate Overwatch’s gameplay.
The user making this claims goes by MatthewHarrisUK on Twitter, and he has been leaking a variety of details about the upcoming Call of Duty game. This specific piece of information corresponds with previous leaks concerning what the multiplayer of Black Ops 4 will be like. charlieINTEL has also stated that Black Ops 4 is very similar to the gameplay of Overwatch.
The source material of the leak claims that play testers are not happy about several features in the revamped multiplayer mode. They claim systems that have been in place for years were completely removed. In one multiplayer build, kill streaks, airstrikes and chopper gunners was completely removed, replaced by a perk system. The leak states that traditional Call of Duty kill streaks have since been added back into the game.
Although Activision has been toying with these ideas, it is not clear if Overwatch gameplay will in fact be included in Call of Duty. The publisher of the leak admits that his information does not pertain to the actual release; the information released by the leaker merely pertains to ideas that were floated around in the early stages of development.
Even if Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases and it is nothing like Overwatch, this mishap in the developmental process, if true, means the state of development over at Activision is chaotic.