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Activision-Blizzard Announcements – Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Guitar Hero 5 and New Tony Hawks

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An Activision-Blizzard presentation in New York has apparently yielded (not unexpected) news of future franchise installments for the company.

The sequel to Infinity Ward’s stellar FPS Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is due next Autumn, with the dev duties belonging to Infinity Ward being the only other concrete detail known about the anticipated title. News of this development shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given the alternating development cycles between Infinity Ward and Treyarch on the franchise.

Likewise, details for Guitar Hero 5 were wafer thin with the exception of release date matching that of COD: MW2, Autumn 2009.

The next installment in the beleaguered Tony Hawk’s franchise, rumoured to be entitled Tony Hawks: Adrenaline, aims to reinvigorate the franchise by jumping on the motion gameplay bandwagon through the use of a motion board which will allow player an apparently higher level of control and immersion. Whether or not this will provide a real innovation and fundamental change to the franchise to bring disillusioned players back remains to be seen however. The title is also due in Autumn 2009.

Finally, it was also mentioned that Bizarre Creations of Project Gotham Racing fame, would be developing not one, but two driving games for the company. The first is supposedly described as a cross between ‘Forza and Mario Kart’, whilst the second is a driving game based on the James Bond franchise. No other details regarding these titles are known.

More as and when.

Written by bitsnark

December 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

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