The Nintendo-made Wii U home console has shown that it has the hardware power to handle demanding current-generation experiences like Batman: Arkham City and Assassin’s Creed III.
Now there are suggestions that the next Call of Duty might arrive on the new platform, even if the developers at Treyarch are not giving out any official information.
Mark Lamia, who is the leader of the team developing Black Ops II
, has told Games Industry that, “It’s difficult to say because it’s something we’re not talking about. I’m intentionally being elusive because we’re not talking about it.”
He added, “We obviously have been a Nintendo developer for many years and have created many Call of Duty games on the Nintendo platform.”
Eric Hirshberg, who is the chief executive officer at Activision Publishing, is also withholding any official announcement, saying that, “We take out time to get our ducks in a row before pulling any trigger. We don’t have announcements today but we will be supporting Wii U.”
Nintendo has said that the Wii U
is designed to go toe to toe with the current generation when it comes to graphics.
It has even unveiled a new controller that seems very similar to that of the Xbox 360 and that is designed to be mostly used by those who prefer action titles and first-person shooters.
The Japanese hardware developer has not yet offered an official launch date for the Wii U, but they expect to have it out on major markets before the high point of the Christmas shopping season, which probably means at some point during November.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be launched in early November on the PlayStation 3 from Sony, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft and the PC.
The game will offer a new story based around drone warfare and improvements to the core multiplayer experience.