Tally it up! Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII‘s official logo has been spotted in the wild—and no, we didn’t just forget how to use Roman numerals.
While most would expect a game logo to leak from a retailer or advertisement, this logo surfaced in a more unusual place. A recent post to the NBA on ESPN Twitter account included a short video of Houston Rockets player James Harden, with the caption “The Beard has arrived, and he’s ready for battle with the Thunder.” Nothing out of the ordinary there, until you notice that Harden is wearing a hat with a logo that is extremely reminiscent of Call of Duty: Black Ops III‘s logo, just with one extra tick.
The Beard has arrived, and he’s ready for battle with the Thunder. pic.twitter.com/ky3E8TK9Hy
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 7, 2018
For reference and comparison, here’s Black Ops III‘s logo:
This discovery came shortly before a recent Kotaku report claiming various sources have confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is indeed 2018’s Call of Duty installment, coming to us from Treyarch Studios. Kotaku additionally reported that the hat James Harden is wearing is indeed for Black Ops IIII.
Kotaku’s reporting follows earlier work by Eurogamer, which cited several sources claiming that Black Ops IIII would be out this year, featuring a more grounded gameplay style than recent Call of Duty games. Self-proclaimed industry insider Marcus Sellars relayed some details of his own around the same time, reporting that the fourth Black Ops title would launch for the Nintendo Switch, in addition to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If all of this wasn’t enough to convince fans Black Ops IIII is coming, images from a GameStop database recently leaked, revealing various Black Ops IIII merchandise planned to arrive at retailers. Despite all of this, however, publisher Activision has yet to confirm that the leaked logo is the logo for Black Ops IIII, or even that Black Ops IIII is officially this year’s Call of Duty.