"All new" Call of Duty in '09, Lich King confirmed for Q

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    Activision implies Infinity Ward at helm for next installment; Blizzard CEO locks down World of Warcraft expansion for year's end; "multiple" Guitar Heroes also coming.


    Following yesterday's $1 billion earnings announcement from Activision Blizzard, the recently conjoined and "streamlined" megapublisher's executives chatted with analysts in a conference call. Besides mentioning they had a $3 billion cash-on-hand war chest and were eying acquisitions, the powers-that-be at the world's top third-party publisher also revealed some major, if not surprising, news.

    While presenting his vision for the 2009 calendar year, CEO Bobby Kotick confirmed "an all-new Call of Duty" will be released "utilizing our leapfrog studio strategy." The invocation of studio alternation implies that next year's Call of Duty will be developed by Infinity Ward, since Treyarch is working on the 2008 installment in the series, Call of Duty: World at War. Though requests for confirmation of Infinity Ward's involvement had not been returned as of press time, the studio confirmed it was at work on a new project for Activision earlier this month.

    To the surprise of no one, Kotick also told analysts Activision's 2009 "lineup will be anchored by multiple Guitar Hero SKUs."* Of the three GH titles announced so far, only one, Guitar Hero World Tour, has been confirmed as coming this year--this holiday season, specifically. Guitar Hero: Metallica is due out by March 31, 2009, while the just-revealed Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades' release window is merely "soon."

    On the Blizzard side of things, CEO and cofounder Mike Morhaime confirmed that the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, remains on track for a 2008 release. "We're currently in the beta phase and are planning to release it later this year after thorough testing," he said, later adding, "it's not going to come in the July to September quarter." Though rumors of a delay to early 2009 persist, Morhaime's comments leave the all-important October-December quarter as Wrath of the Lich King's sole possible release window.

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6195311.html

    Woohoo, each year a new CoD [​IMG]
     
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    Guitar Hero could become legendary at this rate. The World of Warcraft of music games.
     
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    Call of Duty is officially ruined.
     
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    Why do you say that?
    CoD was released in 2003, 11 months later United Offensive was released and 1 year after that game, CoD 2 was released.
    And were that bad games?
    Not at all!
    They each received at least 85% average for the reviews, according to GameRankings.com
     
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    I hope the new COD is in space [​IMG] that would be awesome. Personally I'm VERY sick of WW2 games.
     
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    Yes, because they were infinity ward's. The OP says it's not confirmed wether this new one is IW's.
     
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    It is mentioned in the text that IW will be the developer.
     
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    the new cod gunna be made by iw and it most probably be set in modern warfare like 4 but with a new engine and stuff like that.
     
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    Metallica doesn't deserve their own guitar hero.

    Fuckin' sellouts.
     
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    Oh, okay then :yaycod:
     
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    Metallica GH is going to be big time sucky... 1 good song 1 okish song (Nothing Else Matters - Good... one in GH3 is okish)
    World Tour looks like it will simply amaze.. not going to build hopes up though incase it don't work out but it should do..
    WOTLK HURRY UP!!!! lol no don't take longer, I at least want Tier 6 Armor for the expansion [​IMG]

    EDIT: CoD4 was only good CoD game made WWII games suck.. OLD weapons.. OLD settings.. WWII games feel kinda... OLD
    Futuristic and Modern Warfare are best way to go
     
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    Ugh, I'm not going to buy it unless Infinity Ward starts listening to the community.

    CoD4 needs problems fixed, and more maps.
     
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    Guitar Hero = the newest cash cow. Milk it till blood comes out.
     
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    Well there have been quite a lot of WW2 games but World at War does look quite cool with the CoD4 engine and all. But WW2 is kinda limiting unless they don't mix it with alien invasion in CoD6 or something [​IMG]
     

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