Video game publisher Activision has just released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer that definitely hints at a science-fiction slant for the first-person shooter likely debuting this November.
What’s being called the new Ember trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 debuted yesterday on YouTube. The trailer starts off fairly normal, including newsreels and clips of breakthroughs in wearable technology from the real world. Quickly we see the focus jump from wearable technology to biotechnology that can replace limbs and enhance eyes. Advancements in cybernetic limbs let people in the trailer do things they simply couldn’t do normally. Before long, biotechnology has transformed from something that people used because they have no other choice, to something they do because they can. We see sports stars competing and winning against unmodified humans. We see links that let average people communicate directly with others. Sports stars are getting paid to endorse eye enhancements and other invasive technology, like they would Reebok or Gatorade.
A leaker at the end of the Ember Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reveals that the government is using cybernetic enhancements to create a new kind of solider with bionic limbs and other advantages and protests break out. A mysterious finger who has arms and legs with no heat signature takes out a bystander, ending the trailer.
If what we’re seeing in this trailer is indicative of what we can expect in the campaign and multiplayer modes, we can expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to heavily feature biotechnology. That’d mesh well with the look at future warfare technology we saw in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, last year’s entry in the series.
Activision has a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reveal planned for this Sunday, April 26th.