Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Spied Online as Acti Snaps Up Domain Name
Written Monday, January 09, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Could this be the beginning of Treyarch's own Call of Duty behemoth, a la Modern Warfare? Perhaps. Especially if Activision's acquisition of the domain name BlackOps2.com has any significance to it. Apparently, the name was snapped up shortly after Call of Duty: Black Ops was announced back in May 2010, so it could be that the publisher was hedging its bets for a possible sequel.
Or it could be that a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops was always part of Activision's plan, which is why the domain name had been locked down by privacy protection on Whois until this week. BlackOps2.com was spotted and reported by Fusible, who noted that Acti went through brand protection firm MarkMonitor, buying up names from BlackOps2.com to BlackOps6.com.
And with this year being Treyarch's turn to take on Call of Duty, it could be that the developer is planning a return visit to Black Ops, especially given the game's overwhelming success upon its release in 2010. Obviously, there's no confirmation or information regarding the next Call of Duty title just yet, but Black Ops 2 certainly seems like a pretty safe bet.
[Via OXM | Thanks, Mix]