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Activision and Infinity Ward have made headlines over the last few hours starting with the sudden departure of IW studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West later followed by claims of insubordination and talks with rival publishers. With all the chaos that's ensued, the question on everyone's mind is: What's going to happen to Call of Duty?
We have finally received official word from Activision that details future plans for the franchise. It has been confirmed that Zampella and West are no longer with the studio. Activision's chief technology officer Steve Pierce and head of production Steve Ackrich will lead the studio on an interim basis. In addition, a new Call of Duty game has been announced for a 2011 release with no word on Infinity Ward's involvement. Sledgehammer Games, led by Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey of Dead Space fame, will develop a new action-adventure title in the Call of Duty franchise.
In addition, Activision has announced a new Treyarch-developed Call of Duty title to release this fall. Finally, the long-awaited DLC for Modern Warfare 2 is currently under Infinity Ward's development with no set release date for the two map packs.
"2010 will be another important year for the Call of Duty franchise," stated Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing. "In addition to continued catalog sales, new downloadable content from Infinity Ward and a new Call of Duty release, we are excited about the opportunity to bring the franchise to new geographies, genres and players."
What are your thoughts on the future of the franchise?
In case you missed all the events prior to the announcement, catch up here.
Infinity Ward mad the best CODs... so WTF Activision
At least there's EA's Battlefffiff. Sorry, Battleffiffif.
Who am I kidding, nothing can replace IW's Call of Duty. (Continues t cuss and cry).
WHAT ABOUT MODERN WARFARE 3???????????? NOOOOOOOOOOO.
Idk what Zampella's and West's roles are in the company exactly but to me being the head of the team probably means they just look over everything, hopefully them leaving doesnt affect gameplay. Bad move Activision, Treyarch's CODs have all sucked I wouldnt put faith in them.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! CoD 7 MW3 I can see it now ghost is back lol impossible he's dead. Can't wait
well if IW did a great job on COD i hope that their new developer does it better `cause if this is Activision decision they know what there doing
Screw this, activision wouldnt have much going for it if it weren't for IW, and now I would not be surprised if they leave Activision for EA or something. I cant believe they are doing this to the guys that made biggest entertainment launch of all friggen time. F*** you, Kotick.
I am so pissed off right now. I'm a person who really enjoys the story of the MW series. I mean come on the cliff hanger at the end was sick... and now sadly...we won't ever get to see how the game's story was truly meant to be told QQ stupid activision!!
As long as they don't make Call of Duty a survival-horror, and as long as they make more Modern warfare, I'll be glad.
First Guitar Hero (do't like it, but friends say it now sucks,) now Call of Duty. Activision nows how to screw their franchises up. There 2 most sucessful ones.
and the thought of DICE+IW= AWESOME!!!
I really hope this game just does downhill from here, but yeah. People will buy the game whether it is or not. I'm sure we can all agree with that, yes?
Well, Modern Warfare was good while it lasted. Looks like DICE won't have to try so hard with the next battlefield game, as they just lost their only competition.
I just hope the DLC comes out in March as planned. The series has gotten quite stale for me so maybe a new direction is in order, we'll have to wait and see.
i'd say treyarch is better than inf
this is a nail in the coffin me thinks actovision and infinity ward were like cusins that worked together well or some such analogy tryarch is a failure with both story and multiplayer there the slow witted little brother that trys SOO hard but cant make it actovsion was like capt america i guess dice with get cod
Thank you Activision... Realizing that MW2 Sucks balls
I think they should stop right now. They should kill the COD for this year, and put all their energy into developing the last call of duty. The LAST call of Duty
This proves Activison, aka Bobby Kotic, is insane. WTF gives?
While I though MW2 was a monumental failure, now Activison will strangle the CoD franchise, which will be the next Guitar Hero. Nice job, f***tards.
It's like history repeating itself.