Subverting everyone’s expectations, purported leaks out of a GameStop may prove that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch after all.
A photo posted to the Twitter account of Gaming Intel writer AUGMC reveals a number of Black Ops 4 cases sitting on a GameStop’s Switch shelf. The cases aren’t labeled with the console, but they are the same size as a standard Switch game case, suggesting that Black Ops 4 will drop for the Switch, along with the other platforms.
Breaking: GameStop is putting up Nintendo Switch Versions Of Black Ops 4 on Display. The reveal is 3 days away. Let’s hope we find out info there pic.twitter.com/9WZNKY9iBO
— AUGMC (@___AUG___) May 14, 2018
One industry insider made a claim prior to Black Ops 4‘s official reveal alleging that the game would launch on the Switch, but the Switch wasn’t part of the game’s list of platform confirmations. This caused hope for a Switch release to die off, until now. As AUGMC mentions, if a Switch release of Black Ops 4 is indeed coming, this week’s gameplay reveal event is almost certainly where publisher Activision will confirm it.
Assuming this isn’t just a GameStop screw-up, Switch users now have a major reason to get excited for the reveal. There are reasons to be skeptical of the leak, like the misplacement of the PEGI rating on the boxes and the simple fact that Activision didn’t announce it along with the other platforms, but these don’t mean that it isn’t coming.
PlayStation players have their own reason to look forward to the event, outside of the obvious gameplay reveal. An ad recently found on Call of Duty’s Twitter has stirred speculation that Black Ops 4 may feature timed-exclusive content for PS4 players, similar to the deal currently active for Call of Duty: WWII.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slated to launch October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.