Rumors: Capcom Going PSN Exclusive, CoD6 To Be Sci-Fi?
It seems that every time the weekend rolls around, the real news goes into hiding and the rumors come swirling to the surface. This is only logical as the companies that send out actual press releases aren't working on the weekend, but even so...man, these rumors can really stir up some debate.
So anyway, thanks to the latest HipHopGamerShow episode, the Internet is a-blaze with more rumors; two of which have caught our attention. The first is intriguing: it says that Capcom may permanently ally with the PlayStation Store and ignore the Xbox Live Marketplace. You may remember when Sony announced that Capcom would have its own section on the Store, so perhaps this rumor isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility. But to go PSN-exclusive would also go against Capcom's next-gen multiplatform policy, so it's hard to believe this will ever happen. Then again, if Sony has repealed their own policy of never paying for exclusive anything from third-party developers, perhaps there's a chance after all... It seems unlikely, but we'll see what we can find out.
The second rumor is that Infinity Ward, whose turn it is to develop the next Call of Duty, has decided to take the next step that started with Modern Warfare: now they want CoD6 to go sci-fi. Considering the immense popularity of CoD4, this could be a very real possibility, especially if they want to prove to Treyarch they can continue to produce superior installments. Now, Call of Duty: World at War is great, no doubt, but perhaps not quite as great as Modern Warfare. So what about a sci-fi CoD6? Well, it's just another "wait-and-see" scenario. Stay tuned for more on both rumors.
11/16/2008 Ben Dutka