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Call of Duty getting new developer?

Call of Duty getting new developer?

Activision may well be looking to add a third developer to the Call of Duty franchise, possibly to work on an MMO.

Activision may be looking to expand the massive Call of Duty series even further in the future if reports from the LA Times are to be believed, with Activision said to be keen to add a third developer to the series.

Currently the core titles in the series are alternated between two teams - Infinity Ward and Treyarch, with Infinity Ward responsible for the best games in the series (Call of Duty 2, and the Modern Warfare series) while Treyarch has worked on World at War and Call of Duty 3.

Other developers have been involved with the series before, namely n-Space and Rebellion who helped with the PlayStation 2 and handheld versions of the game.

Activision may now be looking to involve a third developer in a new Call of Duty title though, with the speculation being that the new game will be the Call of Duty MMO that Activision has previously been so keen to explore.

"You should expect us to test and ultimately launch additional online monetization models of some our biggest franchises like Call of Duty," said Activision CFO Thomas Tippl last week, sparking more rumours of a COD MMO title.

Treyarch is said to already be at work on the next Call of Duty game too, with the expectation being that the next entry in the series will explore the Vietnam War according to ShackNews.

You can check out our review of the latest game, Modern Warfare 2, for more information on the game. We also discussed it in our latest podcast.

Are you sick of hearing about Call of Duty? Let us know in the forums.

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Leitchy 19th November 2009, 12:01 Quote
Unless they make it a ground combat game on the scale of Eve online on a persistent server, then I'm not interested :)
Mankz 19th November 2009, 12:04 Quote
Meh, its just so they can set up a subscription based game, like WoW and get even more of our money.

Goddam trolls.
adam_bagpuss 19th November 2009, 12:05 Quote
so this 3rd party developer will be making the monthly transaction system for the next cod as well as the micro-transaction to unlock the uber uber extreme assualt G3 then with MAX acc and damage ?
bogie170 19th November 2009, 12:11 Quote
COD MMO on listen servers. Can't wait to see this!!!
shanky887614 19th November 2009, 12:16 Quote
i thought at first it meant cal of duty modern warefare online

buth then my mind said no its massely multiplayer online
Abhorsen 19th November 2009, 12:21 Quote
CoD MMO would fail.
UrbanMarine 19th November 2009, 12:50 Quote
It would have to be like BF2 meets AirWarrior meets WWII Online meets Planetside.
Panos 19th November 2009, 13:05 Quote
UrbanMarine what you mean there is the DUST 514 :)

With topping that is working in parallel with EVE Online and their campaings on the SINGLE WORLD!, so both games affect each other in real time!
Nikumba 19th November 2009, 13:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Panos
UrbanMarine what you mean there is the DUST 514 :)

With topping that is working in parallel with EVE Online and their campaings on the SINGLE WORLD!, so both games affect each other in real time!

Dust 514 is not on a single world, it will be on a single server like EvE is, however just like EvE there will be different planets to control is how I understand it
UrbanMarine 19th November 2009, 13:25 Quote
Now that's cool. I liked Eve online and it's economy. Reading up on DUST :)
Bede 19th November 2009, 13:33 Quote
Unless its just MW made open world it sounds dire. People dont play COD for the thrill of quest grinding...
steleet 19th November 2009, 13:41 Quote
ATOMIC FACEPALM!
impar 19th November 2009, 13:43 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by UrbanMarine
Reading up on DUST :)
Console only.
UrbanMarine 19th November 2009, 14:12 Quote
Well.....back to Plan A :)
Tris 19th November 2009, 14:20 Quote
you ride that franchise activision
GFC 19th November 2009, 14:20 Quote
Are we sick of hearing about CoD? - HELL NO! Actually, you know what? I WANT MORE! No sarcasm too, I want you guys to make a weekly podcast that's only about MW2. I'd love to hear what perks each of you guys have, what weapons you prefer, etc.
Pretty please with cherry on top. :)
nukeman8 19th November 2009, 15:50 Quote
Dust hasnt been confirmed on what platforms its being released on yet.
Psytek 19th November 2009, 16:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Leitchy
Unless they make it a ground combat game on the scale of Eve online on a persistent server, then I'm not interested :)

server, lol, cod doesn't believe in servers anymore.
msm722 19th November 2009, 16:18 Quote
PlanetSide?
cheeriokilla 19th November 2009, 16:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by GFC
Are we sick of hearing about CoD? - HELL NO! Actually, you know what? I WANT MORE! No sarcasm too, I want you guys to make a weekly podcast that's only about MW2. I'd love to hear what perks each of you guys have, what weapons you prefer, etc.
Pretty please with cherry on top. :)

I think I'd rather crap my pants
UrbanMarine 19th November 2009, 17:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by msm722
PlanetSide?

Here you go :) planetside.station.sony.com
Star*Dagger 20th November 2009, 02:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by nukeman8
Dust hasnt been confirmed on what platforms its being released on yet.

Consoles only, no PC, this is 100% confirmed.
Silver51 20th November 2009, 08:56 Quote
If it's anything like MW2, the CoD:MMO will be the world's first peer to peer MMO?

johnnyboy700 20th November 2009, 10:06 Quote
I get the feeling that Activision is going to flog CoD for all its worth.

Three developers independently working on one franchise sounds just like the way Paramount started to squeeze the Star Trek franchise until the pips squeaked, it evenually collapsed on itself and got rebooted by someone else.
Elton 21st November 2009, 00:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by steleet
ATOMIC FACEPALM!

Your avatar made it all the better.
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