Black Ops 2 to be set in the near-future or present?

Following a generous amount of leaks, it appears we're finally getting some legitimate information about the next Call of Duty game, currently in development by Treyarch. In for a unique twist, it seems the next Call of Duty game, Black Ops 2, will either be set in the near-future or the present. The original Black Ops, by comparison, was set in the 1960s Cold War.

In an image obtained by MP1st (seen above), the soldier in a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 promotional poster seems to be decked out in modern gear. According to MP1st, the soldier appears to be wearing the following materials that hint at a near-future or modern setting:

  • The Oakley military gloves he is wearing strongly suggest a contemporary setting for Black Ops 2.
  • The protection on his forearms isn’t your every-day, standard military armor either. Again, this suggests an either contemporary or futuristic setting.
  • The weapon he is holding, which we have yet to learn the name of yet, also looks rather high-tech with many attachment rails.

The first official announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will take place tomorrow, May 1, during the NBA playoffs on TNT. During that time, Activision will air a trailer for the game, likely after the third quarter if previous Call of Duty announcements during the NBA playoffs are any indication. The official Call of Duty website will be updated to include the trailer as well.

Image via MP1st

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