Activision Delays James Bond Until 2010

Activision has delayed its upcoming James Bond game until the 2010 calendar year to avoid competition with this fall's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, CFO Thomas Tippl revealed in a conference call with investors today.

The publisher is known to have a James Bond racing game currently in development at subsidiary Bizarre Creations. The title, described as "Mario Karts meets Forza," was previously expected to arrive on unspecified consoles in September.

However, it's uncertain if the James Bond racing game was indeed the title that was delayed, as Activision Publishing president Mike Griffith stressed that it was postponed to avoid competing with the next Call of Duty game, suggesting an action game.

The company noted that Treyarch's James Bond: Quantum of Solace and Call of Duty: World at War may have been hurt by releasing too close to one another last fall.