Activision picks up Black Ops 2 domain, while COD ELITE apps for iOS and Android have been dated
Two bits of news-related goodies for you Call of Duty fans out there.
First up, it has been reported by Fusible that Activision has purchased the domain name blackops2.com, implying that a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops could be happening soon. In August, Activision purchased domains all the way up to Black Ops 6, but, strangely enough, left 2 out of the list.
According to Fusible's J.B., the domain is currently owned by Internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, whose clientele extends to over half of the Fortune 100, of which Activision is a part.
This doesn't confirm Black Ops 2, mind you. For all we know, this is simply Activision protecting its copyright by buying the domain before anyone else can. Though, when you consider that Black Ops sold over 14 million copies, it doesn't seem too far-fetched.
Now on to the second bit of news. Beachhead Studios, the company behind Call of Duty ELITE, revealed that a portable version of the service will become available for iOS smartphones starting tomorrow, January 10, with an Android version to follow a week later.
Much like the regular service, the portable ELITE will allow you to check your stats and those of players you've played against, check out reports of the last ten matches, track your progress through specific challenges, etc., all from the comfort of their smartphone. Plus, it's free.
On a side-note, Beachhead has acknowledged the issues users have been finding with the console versions of ELITE and is continuing to work on solutions.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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