Activision Will Release "Three CoD Titles In Two Years"
Activision is going to be embroiled in quite the lengthy lawsuit with Infinity Ward, but that won't stop the flow of Call of Duty titles.
Despite the fact that ex-IW leaders Vince Zampella and Jason West are suing for the rights to the lucrative franchise, Activision continues to ask developers to produce new installments in the super popular series. We know Treyarch is currently working on what is currently known as "Call of Duty 7" (it will supposedly take place in Vietnam), and there is another CoD project in development at San Francisco studio, Sledgehammer. The latter may even be an "innovative take" on the franchise; i.e, we may see the inclusion of a third-person perspective for the first time. But hey, it doesn't end there: according to TheGamersHub citing a Facebook quote from Activision's Dan Amrich, there will be a third Call of Duty, and it's not that far off. Wrote Amrich:
"As for COD, they’ve confirmed three games in the next two years. Seeing as how there is a pattern of one new COD game every year, this is one new COD game from one new developer, and in a different genre from the core games we’ve seen."
We know we don't have a lot of CoD fans around here but maybe we really will see some freshness and innovation. Even so, three games in two years may be the very definition of over-saturation, and Activision should recall what happened with the music/rhythm genre in 2009; it experienced a 50% decline after the explosion early in the generation. Besides, don't we get a little bored after a while?
4/21/2010 9:19:42 PM Ben Dutka