Activision confirms Call of Duty 5

Written by Tim Smalley

February 11, 2008 | 10:26

Tags: #5 #call #conference #confirmed #developer #development #duty #infinity #of

Companies: #activision #treyarch

During its quarterly conference call, Activision has confirmed that a new Call of Duty title will be released during its ‘fiscal 2009’ year, which runs between 1st April 2008 and 31st March 2009.

Michael J Griffith, president and CEO of the publisher said, “In addition to Guitar Hero, we’ll also continue to capitalise on the strength and momentum created by this year’s blockbuster launch of Call of Duty 4. In fiscal 2009, we’ll deliver the next annual release on more platforms and to a larger worldwide audience.

“This year, we’ll add the PS2 and Wii to the lineup in addition to the PS3, Xbox 360, NDS and PC. The large hardware installed base of the PS2 and growing base of the Wii will benefit the brand, especially as these consumers have not had a new Call of Duty for two years.

Griffith didn’t give any more details on what is likely to be called Call of Duty 5 during the call, which leaves rumours of who is developing the title and where the game is set unanswered.

It’s already been suggested that Infinity Ward is not involved in the development, with duties instead being passed onto Treyarch—the team behind Call of Duty 3.

Call of Duty 4 was last year’s biggest selling game across all platforms and it was deservedly one of bit-tech’s top ten games of 2007 and is arguably the best Call of Duty game to date.

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