Despite being removed by Call of Duty: Black Ops by Treyarch, quick-scoping could be making a return in next iteration, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The news comes after Infinity Ward's community manager, Robert Bowling, held an open session on Reddit. In response to a question about the subject, Bowling said:
"Currently, you can still quick scope in Modern Warfare 3. Keep in mind though, multiplayer is always changing at this stage (new perks, new balancing, new everything all the time based on feedback), however our philosophy on that hasn't changed since MW2."
Modern Warfare 3 is due for release this November on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It's being developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software.