Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 confirmed day one on Game Pass in new trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, the next major entry in Activision’s enduring military shooter franchise, will be available as part of Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service from day one, a new trailer for the game confirms. While said trailer does not appear to include any actual gameplay from this year’s Call of Duty, it does offer the promise of much more info, which is coming on June 9.

That’s the Sunday when Activision’s new owner Microsoft will hold its 2024 Xbox Games Showcase — which will be followed by another presentation, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct. Activision promises an “in-depth look at gameplay in this dark new chapter of the Black Ops series” as part of that Call of Duty livestream.

For now, Call of Duty fans will have to settle for uncanny lookalikes and soundalikes of former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, former secretary of state Colin Powell, former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein. Those political figures will play an important role in the setting of Black Ops 6, which takes place during the Gulf War.

Previous Black Ops games have featured real-world U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Ronald Reagan in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. How players will interact with those early ’90s politicians remains to be seen, but we’ll find out more about the next Call of Duty soon enough.

Activision and Black Ops developer Treyarch have been teasing their new Call of Duty in recent days, primarily with ’90s nostalgia-laden videos that set the stage for the Gulf War-era setting of Black Ops 6.

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