"Call of Duty 7" will swing the franchise's spotlight away from Infinity Ward and put it back on Treyarch for a turn when game, potentially set in Vietnam, launches. In addition to tackling 'Nam, a new report says the game will be titled "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and return to dedicated servers for a November 2010 release.
Vietnam will be just one of numerous historical settings for "CoD7," including Cuba, South America and Iran, according to a report on MapModNews.com, which cites a story I can't immediately find from Tek9. The story seems a little suspect given the secondhand nature from unnamed sources, but with the number of details it contains, you should know that it's out there.
PC gamers in particular will be interested to know that dedicated servers are part of the rumor package now. "Modern Warfare 2" switched things up with a new matchmaking model that resulted in a heated online petition. Infinity Wards thinks many of those complainers showed up to play anyway, but they may pick up "Call of Duty 7" with a few more smiles if this leak turns out to be legit.
Would you like to see dedicated servers come back for "Call of Duty 7"? What do you think of "Black Ops" as a possible title? Share your reactions in the comment section below.