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Infinity Ward Sticks With Activision, Clears Way For New Projects

The developer/publisher relationship can be a tricky one - just ask Bungie and Microsoft - but sometimes, it makes the most sense to stick together for another go-'round.

According to GameSpot, Infinity Ward has decided to re-sign with publishing partner, Activision. IW director of communications Robert Bowling made the simple announcement on the Iamfourzerotwo.com website- "we have decided to re-up on our contract with Activision publishing," which comes hot on the heels of a "recently negotiated deal." Now that the business end of things is done, Infinity Ward can more forward with their "future project" plus the "possibility of a unique new IP" that the team will have "complete control over." Bowling wasn't at liberty to reveal any details on either project, but after Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare dragged in millions of fans last year, there are many gamers out there who will be anxiously anticipating that news... We know 'cuz we're one of 'em.

The Call of Duty responsibility has fallen back to Treyarch, who appear to be making a solid run at Call of Duty: World at War, but everyone has been wondering: what will Infinity Ward do next? Well, stay tuned.

7/7/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

MarvelZombies
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 1:14:39 PM
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Will they be doing COD6?

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Zapix
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 2:28:16 PM
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If I were IW, I'd build up my own brand new FPS series from the ground up. They've got the talent to do it, and I don't think they need the "Call of Duty" name to prove they can make a good title. Hopefully this is the move they will make.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 3:21:56 PM
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Activision was always the small developer who worked on the spiderman games. And while I love them, they were obviously rated low.

And then they get CoD4 and people are like, "cool." And then they partner with Blizzard and become multibillionaires and people finally realize who Activision is.

Pretty interesting story.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 5:59:52 PM
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The way I understand it (which means I'm pulling this out of thin air) IW is making COD 6 and a new IP game. The prevailing rumor for that new IP is a futuristic shooter.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, July 07, 2008 @ 7:44:24 PM
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lol you all keep saying cod6, then who's making cod5? cuz Call of Duty: World at War, doesn't have a 5 in it =P

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 @ 10:06:41 AM
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LegnedaryWolfeh: CoD:W@W IS CoD5 you idiot!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 @ 2:46:39 PM
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so i'm an idiot for pointing out the fact that cod:waw doesn't have a 5 in it while there's plenty of cod's that doesn't have a number, and they didn't end up being the NEXT cod, so w/e my little ignorant friend

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MarvelZombies
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 @ 6:49:51 PM

LegendaryWolfeh...are you retarded...

The only other Call Of Duty games that didn't have numbers were expansion packs...COD:W@W was announced as the fifth installment months ago...get in the game moron...

Please...don't comment back...save yourself the embarrassment...

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GamerKid123
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 @ 10:33:23 AM
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Ok, Marvel' thanx for backing me but don't make this an arguement, Legend' i'm sorry, i was a little ott calling you an idiot, but it was announced as the 5th one... oh, and i wouldn't go so far to say that i'm ignorant.


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