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Infinity Ward Developing Call of Duty 6 for 2009

Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith today confirmed that Call of Duty creator Infinity Ward, which most recently handled Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, will return to the franchise next year with Call of Duty 6.

"In 2009, we expect Infinity Ward to deliver another [entry of] ground-breaking quality, Call of Duty 6," Griffith stated at today's Activision Blizzard Analyst Day. Earlier this year, the CEO revealed that a new Call of Duty game would arrive in 2009, but did not offer any other details at the time.

Confusingly, Griffith's presentation today seemed to date CoD 6 for 2010 as well. After discussing Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, which he referred to as Call of Duty 5, the CEO said that "for calendar year 2010, Infinity Ward is already at work on the next installment in the franchise."

Following publisher Activision's "leapfrog strategy" of alternating developers, Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 6 will follow up Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, which launches on November 5 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS2, and Wii. Treyarch had also developed Call of Duty 3 as a part of that strategy.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    September 15, 2008 2:46 PM

    Please be modern, please be modern, please be modern.

    Or at least near future.

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      September 15, 2008 2:48 PM

      yeah no joke, modern is the new WW2

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      September 15, 2008 2:48 PM

      i want future: laser gattling cannons with sholder mounted rocket launchers in giant exo suits

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      September 15, 2008 2:51 PM

      Civil War

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      September 15, 2008 2:55 PM

      Yeah. I want another modern setting game real, real, real bad.

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      September 15, 2008 3:04 PM

      Far future would own so fucking hard, mechs and jetpacks and railguns omfg

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      September 15, 2008 3:06 PM

      IAWTP -- please don't pull a BF2142 or whatever...

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      September 15, 2008 3:13 PM

      I want it to be modern, or at most very near future. I don't want to see guys tooling around in Mechs with gauss rifles and force fields. The setting for CoD4 was perfect imo, the only thing about it was that it was too scripted (that and the enemies were endless until you reached a check-point). If they can do CoD4, but more open-ended, that would be amazing.

      CoD4 MP is near bang-on perfect though, I wouldn't mess with that too much.

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      September 15, 2008 3:31 PM

      Call of Duty 6: Colonial Combat

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      September 15, 2008 3:43 PM

      COD: StoneAge

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      September 15, 2008 4:03 PM

      Titor's war! Or maybe a scary Canada invades Lichtenstein campaign!

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        September 15, 2008 4:08 PM

        Or if we wanted to go the politically incorrect route...a multi-war game with Russia vs Afghanistan, Former Yugoslavian Civil War, and Rihwanda. Though the whole Russo-Afghan conflict and Bosnia could be decent from a gameplay perspective...but I doubt anyone will go down that road.

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        September 16, 2008 9:46 AM

        Why would they want to glorify another country when their real world army and politics are reaching an all time low

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      September 16, 2008 8:46 AM

      They're going to team up with the new Ensemble studio to create Age of Call of Duty.

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      September 16, 2008 10:22 AM

      The suffragette movement is underrepresented in fps games.

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      October 18, 2008 9:29 PM

      How about something like FEAR or STALKER, but with COD4's realism? I think it would be pretty tight to have zombies or aliens or something like that, but the first game like that with modern weapons and realism...

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