Call of Duty getting new developer?

Written by Joe Martin

November 19, 2009 | 11:55

Tags: #call-of-duty #modern-warfare-2 #mw2

Companies: #activision #activision-blizzard #infinity-ward #treyarch

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.

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