Call Of Duty 7
Call of Duty 7 May Return To World War II
Infinity Ward take a step forward, Treyarch take two back:
"I can't say that there won't ever be a WWII Call of Duty game again, but we're glad we were able to end the war and we're glad we're going to support the title with lots of downloadable content."
"If we had time we might have shown the end of the war from many different country's perspectives, and maybe that's a story still untold."
"But in the meantime people definitely haven't seen the final charge of the Red Army, people haven't seen what the fighting was like in Okinawa and I think it's definitely important to show those stories from a polished perspective rather than show some of the mopping up elsewhere in the world."
According to a Treyarch designer's online CV, Call Of Duty 7 is already being worked on. Ta-da!
The profile is that of a Senior Animator at Treyarch, which reveals (even though it probably shouldn't): "I am currently on my second title as a senior animator in the games industry with Activision / Treyarch on Call Of Duty 7."
Not really a massive shocker that and we hope no one gets into trouble over it. Begs the question though, how much don't you want Call Of Duty 7 to be set in World War II? Or for it to feature dogs?
Call of Duty 7 Rumored to be Set in Vietnam, Cuba
Activision Blizzard is nothing if not forward thinking. While Modern Warfare 2 is still months away from release, rumors are already swirling about the next Call of Duty game after that, which would be the seventh in the series. According to a "a source we consider reliable," That VideoGame Blog reports (via Destructoid) that Activision has been seeking to license Vietnam War-era music, as well as Cuban, African, and Soviet Union music -- indicating the game could likely be set between the 60's-80's, taking place in any of the aforementioned settings.
Also passed on by this source is that World at War senior producer Noah Heller will be involved with the game, which means Treyarch would once again be at the helm. That VideoGame Blog notes that Heller has previously stated that "we're happy that we put [World War II] to bed" in the last game, further indicating a change in setting for Treyarch's next installment.
While a Call of Duty title set in the Vietnam War would be an obvious guess, the breadth of scope of the music being licensed seems to suggest Activison may be planning a broader scale -- perhaps touching on a number of other proxy wars and conflicts that took place during the Cold War. The Bay of Pigs invasion? Cuban Missile Crisis? Afghan-Soviet War? The era sure seems to offer a lot of grist for Activision's mill.
But as usual, this is just a rumor for now, and Activision responded to Destructoid's request for comment with the usual "Activision doesn't comment on rumor and speculation" reply. Besides, we still have Modern Warfare 2 to play through before we should even have to start speculating about Call of Duty 7, don't we?
'Call of Duty 7' already 'in production'
Treyarch animator's resume lists development of reportedly Cold War-set game as being "currently" under way; 2010 release date expected.
Last week, rumors surfaced that Activision was working on "Call of Duty 7," the next chapter in the wildly popular first-person shooter series. They stemmed from a report on That Videogame Blog, which said that the publisher was looking for "Vietnam War-era tunes, as well as Cuban, African, and Soviet Union music."
Besides hinting that the game might be set in some of the many guerrilla-conflict hotspots of the Cold War, the now-pulled report indicated that Treyarch was once again developing. The report made sense, given the annual alternation of Infinity Ward and Treyarch's Call of Duty projects--and the fact that the game formerly known as Call of Duty 6 is now the Call of Duty-less spin-off Modern Warfare 2.
Now comes further proof that Treyarch is already hard at work on a new entry in the series. According to the LinkedIn resume of an animator at the shop (name withheld), "Call Of Duty 7" is listed as "currently in production." Activision reps had not responded to requests for comment about Treyarch's current project as of press time.
The resume offers no other details on Call of Duty 7, including platforms, ratings, or a release date. However, given that Modern Warfare 2 is due out November 10, 2009, a fall 2010 release date appears likely. If the past two games are a precedent, an M for Mature rating and multiplatform release are also all but assured.
For more on Treyarch's work on the Call of Duty franchise, check out GameSpot's video review of the best-selling Call of Duty: World at War below.
May 13, 2009 - ShackNews is reporting that David Kim, a senior animator at Treyarch (the studio that developed Call of Duty: World at War), let it slip on his LinkedIn profile that Call of Duty 7 is indeed in development and will be coming to us courtesy of Treyarch and not Infinity Ward.
Kim's post on LinkedIn read, "I am currently on my second title as a senior animator in the games industry with Activision / Treyarch on Call Of Duty 7."
This should be of no surprise to fans of the series as Activision is committed to keeping to the schedule of releasing annual installments of its most popular franchises. No platforms were revealed but PS3, Xbox 360, and PC are safe bets given the history of the franchise.
Stay tuned for more if and when it happens.
Waiting for COD: MW2 but heard about COD 7...........