The shattering of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward as we know it won't be keeping the franchise down, as Activision is already teasing an all-new game scheduled for this November 9th. Though Infinity Ward remains in some form, longtime studio visionaries are jumping ship as lawsuits are fired between them and their former publisher, so it didn't appear likely they would be handling a new title anytime soon. Today's announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops proved this is indeed the case, as development of the new title will be handled by Treyarch. Confirmation of the title came not long after Halo-developer Bungie revealed their 10-year deal with Activision for new "muliplatform" projects, though they're clearly not on board for Black Ops.
The developer was previously responsible for Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War, back when the franchise was still rooted in its WWII shooter roots. Black Ops will be closer to the Modern Warfare games, as players are put in the shoes of an Elite Special Forces team taking on "off-the-record missions" in locales like "Cuba to the Arctic and the jungles of Vietnam", naturally "using unconventional weaponry to get the job done!" Footage of the game will appear on GameTrailers TV later tonight, after which further details will appear on the official site.