After an few days of leaks, hats, and strange roman numerals, Activision has officially announced Call of Duty Black Ops IIII.
The fourth entry in the Treyarch-developed subseries of the long-running FPS has been slated for an October 12 release. Call of Duty faithful will notice that this date comes one month earlier than the typical Call of Duty release window of early November.
Earlier this week, images of the classic Black Ops orange roman numerals began to surface, but this time with the number four. Fans were inclined to write the supposed leak off as nothing more than a rumor. However, after basketball player James Harden appeared wearing a hat, things got a bit weird.
In mass confusion, memes flooded the internet in an attempt to poke fun at the strange possibility of a Black Ops IIII. Thought the game does not use the standard IV numbering, it definitely exists.
The Call of Duty news comes on a unique news day as well, with Nintendo announcing a Direct scheduled for later today. No connection seems to be drawn between the two announcements at present, but past rumors have pointed to Treyarch developing Black Ops IIII for the Nintendo Switch.
Until then, the game is only planned to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.