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Activision Tapping Third Team For Call Of Duty Series

The entire world is Modern Warfare 2-crazy and Activision has been rolling in the money; this game has become the single biggest entertainment launch ever, according to yesterday's press release.

And now, if you check the last part of a recent LA Times article, it seems two teams for the mammoth Call of Duty franchise are no longer cutting it. Infinity Ward and Treyarch have been handling the duties for the past few years but it seems a third mystery team has been tapped to deliver a new CoD title. The rumors are already flying and one of them centers on the possibility of a MMO - sort of along the lines of MAG - that will undoubtedly come as great news to long-time multiplayer aficionados. In fact, if they separated things and allowed one team to produce one entire CoD dedicated to the online aspect, and another team to create a game that focuses exclusively on the single-player campaign...well damn, that could be cool. Then again, we could be seeing more evidence for that supposed spin-off title featuring Ghost. What do you think it will be? Or perhaps a better question is, what would you want to see from this third CoD studio?

We suppose they could go in any number of directions but at this point, it's hard to envision Activision taking a wrong step with this series. That's like saying we'll soon see a bad Harry Potter book.

11/18/2009 9:17:13 PM John Shepard

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:43:03 PM
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Call of Duty : Future Warfare?

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johnld
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:32:50 PM

I had the same thought, you know having 3 studios for the call of duty series that activision is going to milk the franchise even more. So well probably have 2 per year at least.

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:59:11 PM

That reminds me... I'd love to for THQ to make an action/shooter of Warhammer 40k. My dream game would be Vigil Games creating a Grey Knights action/shooter... If you know what I'm talking about you know it could be awesome.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:07:04 AM

Maybe they could succed where battlefield 2142 failed. Or maybe the future is best left in the hands of Gurilla and Bungie

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:44:24 PM
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I am a HUGE COD fan but that is overkill. No more. I think MW2 is gonna be my last FPS until Killzone 3.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:45:24 PM

Could the new one be...

Call of Duty 5 : Overkill!

Could it?

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Banky A
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:46:38 PM
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What.. the.. f***.. are they trying to do?
lol

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:43:43 AM

Take over the world!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:47:52 PM
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How bout using their amazing developing skill to make a sci fi shooter.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 9:50:27 PM
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HA! god i hate activision.

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Poor_boy
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:05:17 PM
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I'm going for the spin-off title. XboxLive has certain policies that won't allow MMOS to run on their network which is probably the same reason why FFXIV will never make it to Xbox360.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:14:39 PM

Mind explaining?
I don't understand.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:31:36 PM

yeah I don't get it.

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Poor_boy
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:52:42 PM

Well I don't own an Xbox360 so maybe I'm just ill-informed and completely wrong on this one, but I haven't seen a single MMO game to come to Xbox360. That being said, I don't think anybody is attracted to the idea of having to pay subscription fees to be able to play a game that also requires subscription fees.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:18:49 PM

360 had FFXI, an MMO, but I agree, it is stupid to pay a fee to LIVE then another to the game publisher.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:17:16 AM

Lol, and FFXIV SE already said they're bringing it to the 360, it's just a pc/ps3 timed exclusive, you really think SE would miss out on the money?

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Doosharm
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:43:43 AM

Champions Online was also rumored to be going to the 360... Not sure if they're still planning that as they're having a lot of issues keeping the customers happy for the PC version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:11:48 PM
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Hey I'm getting pretty good at this stuff, called it in the forums a few days ago.

The questions is: How can COD be watered down even more?

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 7:03:01 AM

I dont think it should be....

Tired of having a new COD every year....

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:14:38 PM
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This CoD thing is getting tiresome... sry, but I am put off by the whole thing. I am sticking with my Killzone franchise... far superior... in every respect!

Q!

"i am home"

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Oxvial
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 10:47:40 PM
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Activision trolls the game industry again and millions of people still buy their games.





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___________
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 @ 11:05:06 PM
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hope activision are lactose intolerant, because the cows just about bone dry by now.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:44:12 AM

Lol good one!! You get thumbs up for that one.

Last edited by Jawknee on 11/19/2009 1:47:40 AM

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:47:06 AM
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Enough Already!!!

What they SHOULD do is make two seperate titles exclusive to each platform. See which is better.

*coughps3cough*

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Naztycuts
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:11:16 AM

That would cause all xbox 360's to RROD simultaneously, as a sign of admitting defeat. Also thumbs up to you and for the first time ______ for his cow remark.

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noshownogo
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:28:24 AM
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Rumor has it that Modern Warfare3 is already in production. ;)

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Godslim
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:32:17 AM

probably true aswell i like cod mw but well all know they will now milk the cod name for everything its got just like guitar hero

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 7:01:29 AM

considering how stubborn and full of themselves activision have become of late.....wouldnt surprise me at all.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:42:15 PM

I like that fake news story on how Modern Warfare 3 would be the most realistic combat simulator ever as you would spend most of your time filling out worthless paperwork and hauling supplies all over the place.

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Akuma07
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 7:00:55 AM
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3rd dev working on multiplayer.

this game used to be about single player, now the single player is just a tutorial for the multiplayer game....

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DGo8
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 9:50:00 AM
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I have been tempted to get MW2...As i was offord it for free..at least im not putting money in Mr Koticks pocket!

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556pineapple
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:48:38 AM
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CoD: Revolutionary War! You spend 30 seconds loading your musket, and then miss because of the lousy range and accuracy of the weapon!

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:51:23 AM
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It just hit me, the third team is there to make Cod games for Wii

I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:08:15 PM
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It'll be wacky spinoffs, TPS or RTS.

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photo K
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:20:02 PM
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Call of Duty: Zombieland

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Banky A
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 9:37:55 PM

Breaching copyright?

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photo K
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:33:32 PM

touchet

Call of Duty:Zombie Island?

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Alienange
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:10:21 PM
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Call of Duty: Burger Land

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TheCrazyMerc
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:57:48 PM
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Call of Duty: Modern warfare 3-
Ghost Chronicles

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 23, 2009 @ 12:43:30 PM
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Next game in line.....

Call of Duty: Military Band Camp Hero,
Part 1......

"Songs of Cadence"

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