Amazon France posted a listing for what may be the next Call of Duty title, Black Ops 2. It should, in all honestly, shock no one. There’s little surprise as the dev cycle means Treyarch is on top of this one, and Black Ops remains one of the top played online shooters.
Activision, however, seems stunned this news broke. When gaming site Gameblog.fr got wind of the possible leak, they ran with the story. Who wouldn’t, right? After all, the news is out there to anyone. When ensued was a battle that went public, with polite “threats” to blacklist the site from industry events and review copies unless the story was pulled.
The whole thing seems like a waste of time for multiple reasons: it makes Activision look ridiculous; even if the story was pulled, people still knew about it, and the announcement will be in no way surprising to anyone. Even if Activision has some bold reveal plan, does this change anything? By fighting it, you’re only making the report legitimate.