Activision, by proxy, has bought BlackOps2.com. Fusible
did the detective work on this, which posits Activision bought up Black Ops domains
last year -- up to Black Ops 6
-- through brand protection company MarkMonitor
. Black Ops 2
domains were missing from the previous list
, but it appears that's being rectified.
Now, none of this guarantees that Black Ops 2
is on the way as this year's Call of Duty
, but it does mean that MarkMonitor is under orders to protect the brand for the future.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
had a record-breaking
debut of $650 million in sales during its first week at retail in 2010, which it held for one year until Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
crushed that with $775 million.