Shocker: Activision Announces New ‘Call of Duty’ Game for 2012

By on November 10, 2011

Who could have seen that one coming?

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While ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ has been breaking sales records worldwide, you would be stupid not to expect Activision to be developing another installment for 2012. And indeed, they just announced that they are.

1up reports that during an investor conference call today, CEO of Activision Bobby Kotick announced that a new ‘Call of Duty’ game is in development already for a 2012 release. That and two Blizzard games (World of Warcraft expansion and Diablo 3 I assume) are also set to release next year.

Details on the next in the series are non-existent at the moment, but it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Treyarch will be the developer on that one. They developed Black Ops and this year would have given them plenty of time to cook up a new game with Infinity Ward handling MOW3. But the real question is – where does the series go from here? Will it stick to the modern setting or go back to World War II or an earlier event? Sticking to the modern setting for another year doesn’t make much sense, so expect the game to hop back a few decades. Maybe World War I or is that wishful thinking? I’d love a World War 1 game but it might not be the most visceral war to adapt into a game.

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