A while ago in August, it was shown that Activision had bought Black Ops domains, up to Black Ops 6. Black Ops 2 was missing from this purchase, but now it has been shown that Activision do have their hands on it.
This does not confirm the presence of a sequel this year, but the brand protection service MarkMonitor is under direction to protect the brand, possibly for future use. But Activision's acquisition of the domain "blackops2.com" does hint towards a sequel.
Currently, http://blackops2.com does not resolve to an actual website.
- Fusible - National A-1 Advertising Sequel may be closer as Activision secretly acquires BlackOps2.com domain
- joystiq - Report: Activision scoops up blackops2.com
- Whois information for blackops2.com