In the off chance that you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks or are generally oblivious to most things, the wonderful event that is Gamescom is kicking off next week. A smaller scale version of E3 centered on the European gaming market, Gamescom has always been the home of key announcements and reveals despite the show growing smaller in past years. So far we haven’t heard much in the way of rumored Gamescom announcements from those set to attend, but one thing that will be making its long awaited debut is Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified.
The potential savior of the PlayStation Vita is set to make its public debut at Gamescom next week. Activision has revealed such a thing to MCV so after being painfully absent at E3 earlier this year we’re finally going to see what a major 3rd party game looks like when transported to the PS Vita.
A bit of standard PR hype was said concerning the reveal of Black Ops Declassified as Activision’s Euro VP Mike Sportouch has this to say, “You can really expect us to deliver a true Call of Duty experience. We are really excited about the opportunities that the Vita could offer us in terms of connecting with a new audience."
Activision will have a presence at Gamescom but won’t be holding a conference of any kind. So unless they’re simply going to have the game playable on the show floor or release some general details to the press it could be possible that Black Ops Declassified will make its debut during Sony’s press conference. The details of Sony’s Gamescom conference is still a bit of a mystery as we’ve been promised some major things but it’s always hard to know if such a thing will involve a horrible casual game with an accompanying dance troupe performance or other such non-sense.
Both CoD fans and PS Vita owners have been eagerly anticipating CoD: Black Ops Declassified so next week ought to be a pretty big make it or break it moment. Right now the Vita desperately needs something to kickstart it again as it’s been limping month to month post its February release. Personally I’m keeping my hype at an even level since Black Ops Declassified could merely be a rehash of existing material as opposed to a full-on original CoD experience.
For now all we can do is just sit patiently until next Tuesday to see what happens.