Some people think Treyarch will produce a sequel to their recent franchise offering, Call of Duty: Black Ops . But if so, that sequel would hold a different name.
Or maybe it's a new project altogether. The big rumor today started in various forums and linked to European website PS3Life.nl , where we find a logo for "Call of Duty 9: Project Iron Wolf." Of course, that's just a fan-made logo and there's every possibility that we're only looking at a codename for Treyarch's new CoD. And there's no guarantee the rumor is real, anyway:
It seems someone who works at Treyarch is on the Friends list of a gamer, who spotted that assumed employee playing Iron Wolf. There are pics from Xbox Live to support the claim, and you can also see the person playing Team Deathmatch on an unknown map. Personally, that throws up a red flag, just because I've often heard that developers don't embark on multiplayer until a great many assets are in place.
But then again, things change fast, and given the nature of the industry today – and especially of Call of Duty – I'm sure multiplayer is the top priority. So maybe that really is a Treyarch employee, and maybe CoD9 really is codenamed "Project Iron Wolf." We just don't know if that's a Black Ops follow-up or something new. Heck, maybe it isn't even a CoD! An entirely new IP! Wouldn't that be refreshing?