Activision opened a teaser site for the next generation Call of Duty to be released this year, and while the page itself only shows a blurred out picture, it does include a very interesting series of hints that couldn’t escape my (fairly nearsighted) eye.
The page features three small white “dots.” somewhat hidden by the blur of the picture. They aren’t very well hidden to be honest, as they load faster than the picture itself, resulting glaringly visible against the black background for a second or so.
When clicked they link to three different sites, all including articles focusing on private military companies.
- Wikipedia: Private Military Company
- Business Insider: The Private Military Contractor Industry Is Reinventing Itself After The Demise Of Blackwater
- New York Times: Mercenaries and Private Military Companies
The hints are pretty obvious, and it’s very easy to interpret them as an indication that the game is probably going to involve the PMCs we learned to know in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
While the clues are hard to dismiss, we should of course consider this a rumor until the official reveal, that will happen this Sunday, but if this was supposed to be subtle…well.. It really isn’t.