'Call of Duty' Getting New Developer, Claims Report

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard is looking to further expand the blockbuster series by adding a third development studio to the mix, claims a Los Angeles Times report.

Recent years have seen the company release annual entries by alternating lead development duties between series creator Infinity Ward (Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) and Treyarch (Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: World at War), with external studios n-Space and Rebellion having assisted with Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 editions.

Activision claims that this year's entry, Modern Warfare 2, represents "the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment," with indications that the inevitable next one is being handled by Treyarch and could be set in the Vietnam War era.

The publisher has also repeatedly spoken of a possible Call of Duty-branded massively multiplayer game, with CEO Bobby Kotick pondering how to monetize "the natural evolution of a property like Call of Duty into a massively multiplayer environment" and CFO Thomas Tippl noting "you should expect us to test and ultimately launch additional online monetization models of some our biggest franchises like Call of Duty."

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

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    November 18, 2009 2:58 PM

    Call of Duty: Guitar Hero Online
    Comming Dec 2010

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      November 18, 2009 3:04 PM

      You mean Dec 2009 don't you?

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        November 18, 2009 3:20 PM

        It's already out, they released it last week.

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      November 18, 2009 9:48 PM

      Call of Online: Guitar Hero Duty

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      November 18, 2009 11:53 PM

      Call of Doodie: P2P Warfare

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      November 19, 2009 9:03 AM

      Duty Hero: Call of Warcraft

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      November 19, 2009 10:46 AM

      Call of Duty World : Diablo 3 Edition

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        November 19, 2009 3:30 PM

        "It's bull shit man! I've got stopping power on, extreme conjuring and i'm wearing boots that give a +6 to fire rate, but that fucking rogue keeps fiegning last stand and then his warlock buddy appears out of nowhere and fireballs me to death. Why do I even have a 50 cal?"

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