CC: Yesterday it was reported that Activision have signed up a third development studio for the Call of Duty series. Looking through Gamasutra, two job listings could indicate that Sledgehammer Games are that third development studio.
Could breath life to the series because the devs came from the Dead Space team.
Great now they'll ruin another good developer by forcing them to cash cow the series.
Ahem. "As Activision seems to be discovering this year with Guitar Hero, there's danger when a title is overexposed with too many iterations. Nonetheless, the publisher has aggressive expansion plans for Call of Duty. Although Infinity Ward and Treyarch have produced sequels in alternating years since 2005, the publisher now has a third development studio working on future versions. "One person close to the company said it also was considering adapting Call of Duty as a massively multi-player online world. The genre, in which Activision's Blizzard Entertainment subsidiary is a leader, requires huge upfront investments but can be very profitable as players pay a monthly subscription fee." http://www.latimes.com/busi...
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