For the past few years, Treyarch and Infinity Ward have developed alternate iterations in Activision's Call of Duty franchise. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, Activision has now tapped a third studio to work on “future versions” of the series.
The new studio has not been identified yet, and it isn’t known what the future holds for the series in terms of expanding beyond its first-person shooter roots, but a source close to Activision told the LA Times that a Call of Duty MMO was still a possibility. Rumors of this drastic shift for the series date back to last year, so this latest news isn’t terribly surprising.
As for uncovering the mystery studio behind these future Call of Duty games, in due time I guess. Of course, Activision did just unveil its new Sledgehammer Games studio, which was supposedly tasked to work on a new game based on an existing Activision property, so that’s interesting.
Source: The Los Angeles Times