New Call Of Duty: An "Innovative Take" On The Series
One might argue that Call of Duty is about as mainstream as a video game franchise can be, but Activision doesn't see it that way.
No, they're going after an even larger chunk of the gaming population with another "innovative" Call of Duty installment, in development at San Francisco studio Sledgehammer and set to release some time next year. This is the "mystery" CoD that we don't know much about; we're well aware of Call of Duty 7, currently being created in the Treyarch studio and scheduled to be on store shelves this fall. Activision COO Thomas Tippl told the Los Angeles Times as much - in the same interview where he said Infinity Ward was treated "extremely well" - and it's the last part of his quote that interests us:
"And, most recently, we've added Sledgehammer in the Bay Area. We haven't yet announced the content of their game, but it's going to be an innovative take that will further broaden the audience for Call of Duty."
Could this be the third-person perspective that rumor brought to our reporting doorstep earlier this year? Or is it something else entirely? If it's going to "broaden the audience" of the series, it has to be something popular and familiar, right...? By the way, Tippl also confirms in that interview that they have "interim leadership" in place at Infinity Ward, and despite the 13 people who have left, there are still over 100 members of that studio. Just think it's worth mentioning.
4/19/2010 10:23:52 AM Ben Dutka