- The rumored direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in 2025 would need to carefully choose which storyline from the game is considered canon, due to its multiple endings and interactive narrative.
- It is likely that the sequel would continue from the narrative where Woods and Mason survive and Menendez is imprisoned, with David Mason potentially receiving more screen time.
- A concrete narrative sequel to Black Ops 2 is a highly anticipated and fascinating concept with great potential.
The eyes of the Call of Duty community are already turning towards what the franchise will hold for 2025, with solid rumors and leaks already painting a fair picture of what to expect. Interestingly, it seems that 2025’s entry to the franchise may be a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, taking the IP in a wildly different direction compared to the recent focus on the Modern Warfare rebooted trilogy.
With Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 being a fan-favorite title for many players, the prospect of a direct sequel to the 2012 title is garnering a lot of attention, but there are some key narrative decisions that the game would have to make. Black Ops 2 is renowned for its interactive narrative and branching endings, so a 2025 sequel to the game would need to carefully choose what storyline it considers to be canon.
While a sequel to Black Ops 2 in 2025 is being heavily rumored, it has not yet been officially confirmed by Activision.
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A Black Ops 2 Sequel Would Need To Choose its Story Carefully
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 did well to continue the story of its 2010 predecessor while honing its own identity with its at-the-time semi-futuristic setting of 2025. The campaign of the game featured returning CoD characters such as Woods, Mason, and Hudson, while introducing fresh faces like Mason’s son, David, and the iconic villain Raul Menendez.
In a first for the franchise, Black Ops 2 offered a fascinating twisting narrative that left the fate of these characters in the hands of the player, featuring eight unique endings in total. The ambiguity around which of these endings was canon has led to a lot of debate over the years. 2015’s Black Ops 3 featured an entirely separate campaign that did nothing to alleviate this mystery.
The rumored upcoming direct sequel to Black Ops 2 is alleged to release in 2025, with theories currently pointing towards Sledgehammer Games taking the reins of the project. While the Black Ops franchise has largely been a product of Treyarch in the past, the studio is reportedly developing 2024’s Call of Duty project, making Sledgehammer a much more likely candidate for 2025’s release.
Black Ops 2’s Different Endings Put a Sequel in a Tough Spot
The endings of Black Ops 2 determine whether Mason and Woods survive, as well as the fate of Menendez, who can either be imprisoned or spark a revolution with world-altering consequences. 2024’s Black Ops 2 sequel would have to choose which ending is canon very carefully, with seven popular endings being scrapped regardless of what choice is made.
With Woods and Mason being such popular Black Ops characters, it would seem most sensible that 2025’s CoD chooses to continue from the narrative of them both surviving and Menendez being imprisoned. Regardless of what decision is made, it will be more than likely that David Mason will return, finally giving more screen-time to a layered and underused character. While the narrative of 2025’s Call of Duty might be controversial in the large decisions that it will have to make, a concrete narrative sequel to Black Ops 2 is a fascinating prospect that fans have been waiting a long time for.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the second installment in Call of Duty’s long-running Black Ops arc. Players will suit up with modern weaponry and battle it out against others in a variety of PVP modes.
- November 13, 2012
- M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs
- How Long To Beat
- 9 Hours