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Activision: More Call Of Duty, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk In 2009

Sure, it's nice to step out from under the warm blanket of familiarity and try something new, but hey...there's a reason why it's warm under that blanket. And Activision isn't about to sacrifice that warm, fuzzy feeling for a test in the murky, risky IP waters. There may be a few new titles, but for the most part, 2009 will see the return of several old friends.

According to ShackNews, Activision has confirmed that they plan to release more titles under the Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, and Tony Hawk franchises in 2009. The publisher's CEO, Mike Griffith, said we can expect "multiple Guitar Hero SKUs, an all new Call of Duty," and the next entry in the long-running Tony Hawk series next year. Presumably, this announcement doesn't include the likes of Guitar Hero: World Tour and Call of Duty: World at War, both of which are scheduled to arrive later in 2008. Griffith further cited the company's new "leapfrog studio strategy," which is all about rotating development responsibilities under the Activision umbrella. For example, while Infinity Ward handled the first, second, and fourth CoD iterations, Treyarch did the third and now, the fifth, in World at War. Guess we'll be seeing more switching around in 2009.

Well, Activision didn't get to the size they are by producing titles nobody wants to buy, right? It's hardly any surprise at all to hear about more games for their biggest franchises, but just in case the fans were worried, we wanted to reassure you. Have no fear, the biggest names will still be here next year. ...rhyming all over the place.

8/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 11:27:50 AM
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Wow, another one for CoD? Lol do they think Treyarchs' will flop :-P I wouldn't be surprised

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Qubex
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 11:46:58 AM

I don't think so Minishmaru!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 12:00:26 PM

lol jk, It'd be nice if it was atleast a decent game. I'd like to rent it and beat it :-P

Hey Qubex, does your quote mean "All roads lead to Home" as in the Playstations' HOME? or is that just completely different from that

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Qubex
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 12:17:21 PM

Minishmaru, yes mate, it does... it means "All roads lead to Home" as in the Playstations' HOME! In the ancient times, the "known" world was ruled by the mighty Romans. The saying "All roads lead to Rome" became popular on the premise that he who commands an Empire, the size and strength of the Roman Empire, commands the world. The seat of the Empire becomes the central governing force across all the lands, the place where people go to for business and pleasure... it is the seat of ultimate power...

I used this analogy with Playstations' HOME. It will be come the centre of Sony's Empire...

...therefore... "ALL ROADS LEAD TO HOME"...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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souljah92
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 1:36:17 PM

damm Qubex thats one of the cleverest things i've read yet lmao and im serious it makes perfect sense

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 4:12:42 PM

Lol awesome! I'm glad I asked cuz I always saw it and I was always thinking PS3 home? Cool! But never bothered to ask :-P

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Mista
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 11:35:22 AM
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Tony hawk been done in my book since THPS 4. Everything after has been too over the top, Jack Ass infused for my taste. I was actually gonna give Project 8 a chance until Skate came along and I think most likely I won't ever play another Tony Hawk game, but Skate 2 definitely.

GH and CoD are their cash cows and nothing to shocking about new entries in those series. I want to know what Infinity Ward is cooking up after the stellar Modern Warfare. As for GH after I get World Tour I'll be buying DL songs for it but not paying for these full price expansion they keep dishing out. Rock the 80's , Aerosmith etc. If they'd release them cheaper since they're not full fledged sequels maybe. They should of learned from Rock Band that people want to keep expanding their song list and buying the songs they choose not forcing us to buy another $60 expansion every few months.

Last edited by Mista on 8/1/2008 11:37:34 AM

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souljah92
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 1:40:47 PM
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ey ben this has nothing to do with this article but it may be pretty good for the site, have you guys ever thought about putting up a search bar that searches info on articles specifically on your site? for example if i searched call of duty world at war, it would bring up all your articles relating to that search topic, your site is great an keep up the good work but that search bar might be a pretty good idea :)

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snglbck26
Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 1:55:29 PM
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Even though Call of Duty:World at War is another WWII fps I think it will be a real success looking at the gameplay footage that's out so far. I'm a big fan of COD4, in fact I think it's the best video game ever made, and hope that Infinity Ward will be back to make the next installment for 2009. I'm not sure if it's a definite that they will be making it.

Looking forward to it.

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