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Microsoft Teases Call of Duty Reveal for May 4

While Microsoft had plenty of Xbox-related announcements at this week's Windows 10 event, the company kept one tease close to its vest -- until now. According to a tweet from Xbox community manager Raj Patel, Microsoft will unveil a new game in early May, with the timing of the announcement suggesting a new installment in the Call of Duty franchise.

The image tweeted by Patel shows the roman numeral II in red, surrounded by Morse code that translates to "Presented by Xbox, 10 am PDT/1 pm EST May 4th, 2015." New Call of Duty games have a history of getting unveiled at the start of early May, and Microsoft tends to have first crack at showing the multi-platform titles off on its own console.

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Patel followed up on his tweet hours later, claiming that he "posted an unofficial (not from Xbox) image to see what others think of it, not as an endorsement or tease." Still, it seems very curious for an Xbox community manager to jokingly post an image that translates to a very specific reveal date, one that usually coincides with the annual unveiling of the latest Call of Duty.

It's been a big week for Xbox, as project head Phil Spencer unveiled a Windows 10 Xbox app that will allow gamers to stream their Xbox One titles to their PCs. Microsoft also showed off its mind-blowing HoloLens augmented reality headset, and while there's no word on Xbox compatibility, the device seems like a natural fit for immersive gaming.

Regardless of whether or not Patel's tweet was a simple troll, you can probably expect a new Call of Duty announcement in May. The series' most recent installment, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, earned 3.5 out of 5 stars from Tom's Guide for its innovative gameplay tweaks and addictive multiplayer.

Mike Andronico is an Associate Editor at Tom's Guide. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico and onGoogle+. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebook and on Google+.