Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War to be Exclusive to Battle.net on PC, Beenox Working on the Port
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is still very much heading to PC and it will again be coming to Activision-Blizzard's exclusive launcher.
While Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War might be most notably releasing on the next-gen consoles in PS5 and Xbox Series X this year, the annualized shooter will also still be landing on PC as well. Despite having not heard much directly from Activision about what to expect from the PC iteration this time around, some initial details have now been shared.
Coming by way of a press release seen by Charlie Intel, some first bits of information related to Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War on PC has come about. Likely the most notable thing, for many, is that the game will still be exclusive to Battle.net on PC, the game launcher associated with Activision-Blizzard. This isn’t a huge shock by any means considering Activision would want to release the game on its own platform, but fans have in the past been somewhat critical of the launcher.
As for who is handling the PC version specifically, Beenox seems to have been tapped to handle the port. Treyarch and Raven Software are actually co-developing Black Ops: Cold War this year, which is quite the change of pace given that Call of Duty games are usually assigned on a studio-by-studio rotation. Treyarch’s development also breaks up the pattern which had been established in the past, as normally, history would have indicated that Sledgehammer Games should have developed this year’s entry.
We’re set to see a whole lot more of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War later this week in two separate instances, so perhaps we’ll learn more about the game’s PC installment at that time. The title’s formal reveal is set to occur on Wednesday, August 26, with additional footage being shown the following day during Gamescom Opening Night Live.