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Posted on 12/30/2007 6:29:27 PM PST by lowbridge
Call of Duty 5 Confirmed
Guitar Hero 4 and more in the works too.
by Martin Robinson, IGN UK
UK, December 3, 2007 - Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Call of Duty 5 and Guitar Hero 4 are both in development just hours after news of the company's merger hit the wire. And while the news is unlikely to come as a shock, if Activision Blizzard's recent boasts are anything to go by we could see both of the series reaching bigger and better heights.
Indeed, during a conference call held today Activision CEO Robert Kotick and Jean-Benard Levy spoke of the company's huge projected success and hinted that many of Activision's franchise could learn a lot from the success of World of Warcraft, which has 9.3 million users across the world. More specifically, Kotick expressed a distinct interest in the subscription model employed by the WoW developer, although quite how it will work with Activision's other franchises - including a new racing title from the freshly-acquired Bizarre Creations - remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, World of Warcraft won't be coming to console any time soon, with Levy categorically stating that a current-gen version of the game was most certainly not in the works.
In a press release posted along with the call, the combined company outlined some of the pipelined games that the Activision side of Activision Blizzard will be contributing to the mnerger and releasing in the near future. (Vivendi/Sierra/Blizzard of course have Starcraft II as well as several other titles in production.) Included in the list are:
Guitar Hero IV
Call of Duty 5
James Bond (2008)
Tony Hawk (new - 10th franchise entry)
New Dreamworks Titles (various franchises)
New Marvel Titles (various franchises)
Bizarre Creations' New Entry in Racing (following September 2007 acquisition)
No further detailers were announced for any of these titles, and no platform plans were listed for the games listed. IGN will have more on all of these games hopefully early in 2008.
Anybody ever played WOW? There was this one guy at work that was real enthusiastic about it ...
Never played it. I’m not into Fantasy/Sci-Fi games.
Here’s hoping GH4 has Toto - Hold the Line...
I’m hoping Iced Earth- Dante’s Inferno will be in GH4
My kids play WoW and love it.
Half of me is excited and the other half is wondering how many sequels some of these games are going to get and what the video game equivalent of jumping the shark would be (although the Zelda series is on something like number 9 and still excellent). For example, I was sort of disappointed that there would only be three Halo games, but on the other hand since it actually had a storyline I was happy that the designers didn’t drag it out into meaninglessness. Anyways, right now I’m somewhat more interested in getting my hands on copies of Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed, and Mass Effect next.
The rumors are that this time COD5 is going to be set in the Pacific. While COD4 is Modern Warfare, COD5 is supposed to return to the WW2 battlefield.
That should be interesting. I also missed the little parenthetcial note about Starcraft II - YAY!
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