Rumors Galore: Bond Returns, Far Cry 2, GTAV A PS3 Exclusive
What better time of year than to reveal a horde of rumors? This latest batch has been circulating through a number of sources online, and while not a one can be considered truth, all can be considered intriguing.
According to Surfer Girl, it seems it has been "confirmed" that a new title in the Wolfenstein franchise will arrive "late summer or early fall" next year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. This doesn't seem too far-fetched at all, as we've heard whispers of the "Wolfenstein" movie, which is supposed to start shooting next year. Next up is the possibility of a couple big new titles, and they're not too crazy, either- for example, Treyarch is working to put out Call of Duty 5 ("a historical shooter that introduces many innovative ideas never before seen in the series that will excite fans"). Now, we have heard that following the Activision/Blizzard merger, Infinity Ward would not be developing the next entry in the esteemed shooter series, so this is definitely possible.
The other Treyarch game in the pipeline has a working title of James Bond 007, which was described in the rumor as "an explosive action game with a strong online component that lives up to the legacy of the greatest action character of all-time." Again, not a bad idea and hardly out of the realm of possibility. We can't wait to hear more about this next-gen Bond game! Moving along, it appears rumors of an exclusive Far Cry for the PS3 are bogus, and Far Cry 2 is being developed for multiple consoles. Well, provided we get the sequel, that's all that matters, right? And lastly, we have the big one, but it's also the least likely to be true:
The latest buzz says that Take-Two and Sony have struck an agreement for the next Grand Theft Auto title (the one after GTAIV); the check Sony signed apparently means the game will be a PS3 exclusive. This actually started with a blurb from the Official Xbox Magazine, but it just doesn't make much sense. We'll keep an eye on it, though. In the meantime, feast your eyes on all the fun rumors...let the debate and speculation begin.
12/5/2007 Ben Dutka