Black Ops 5 won’t include Call of Duty’s most controversial gameplay feature

Nothing has been formally announced yet, but most people believe that this year's Call of Duty title will be another Black Ops game.

The three-team development cycle that we've seen for the last eight years seems to be falling apart at Activision, and last year Kotaku reported that there'll be a major shake-up for this year's release.

"Next year’s Call of Duty has gone through a major upheaval, as publisher Activision informed developers this week that studios Raven and Sledgehammer, which had until now led the project, will no longer be in charge," wrote famed source-securer Jason Schrier for the website.

"Instead, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the companies, Treyarch will lead development on a new Black Ops for 2020."

We most recently saw a Treyarch game release in 2018, so these rumours have shaken the cores of what many people were expecting in 2020, but this now seems to be the most likely scenario for this year's release in the franchise.

Though we know very little about what this game may contain, Treyarch’s game design director David Vonderhaar has spoken up recently about what it absolutely will not contain.

And, you will be pleased to know, it's jetpacks.

That's right, the controversial traversal gadgets won't make an appearance in this next game. It will be, as they say, boots on the ground.

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We learned this via a peculiar Twitter exchange between Vonderhaar and his followers (via PlayStation Lifestyle ).

The game design director posted Massive Attack's “Girl I Love You” and, for some reason, people thought he was teasing CoD news.

A Twitter user called PPerseting replied to the Treyarch staffer with a very eloquently put “you butter have jetpacks in the next cod.”

Vonderhaar simply responded to the creatively spelled messaged with a simple “NO,” leaving little room for interpretation.

A follow up comment suggested that Treyarch should put jetpacks back in CoD (you can't win!), to which Vonderhaar noted:

"Such short-term memories. You hung me from the highest branch. No. NO. I have PTSD."

So don't expect the controversial feature to worm it's way back into the game anytime this year.

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