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Its about time.. COD3 was a significant step down for the franchise and since the huge leap to COD4's success it's likely COD5 will dissappoint under the arms of treyarch. It looks like activision have sacrificed more frequent game releases for higher game quality. And that's a good thing.


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Infinity Ward will become the exclusive developer of the Call of Duty franchise following the release of Treyarch-developed CoD5, a former Activision employee has told Next-Gen.

Next-Gen learned from an ex-Activision Underground employee on Monday that Infinity Ward, developer of November's CoD4, recently prompted a renegotiation of its contract with parent Activision so that the studio would be the sole developer of the FPS series.

Treyarch will still be the developer behind the upcoming CoD5.

The renegotiation of the contract between Activision and Infinity Ward is also linked to the shuttering of the 45-person Foster City, Calif.-based studio, Activision Underground, said our source, who wished to remain anonymous.

Underground was working on two projects - a port of Quake Wars (described as "late and over-budget" by our source) and a new CoD game.

But the new CoD game wasn't going to be an FPS like previous franchise entries, rather a third-person action-adventure game spin-off that would also become a yearly franchise on top of the original FPS-style series.

However, with the renegotiation of the contract with star studio Infinity Ward, no other Activision studio is able to develop any CoD-branded game. This effectively canned Underground's CoD adventure spin-off.

Activision confirmed that Underground will be completely shut down by the end of May.
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A very good thing. Tho I still wonder were the franchise will go next. (me thinks it will be another modern day variant)
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COD5 has been confirmed as a WWII setting (likely because they treated COD4 as a one-off modern warface edition) but the success of COD4 will probably make infinityward's next COD game also in modern warfare. Lets hope to god it never jumps to future warfare. That would be the end for COD.
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There really milking all that they can out of this series....
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I would really like them to make Call of Duty 6 - Future Warfare. I think it would be unlikley though.
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yeah they are miliking the series now...

am i the only one who found the CoD4 single player lacked the 'passion' and 'fight for your life' kind of intensity of the previous games???
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There really milking all that they can out of this series....
I disagree. COD4 showed that the series has some life left. COD5 will probally suck, but we can just ignore that and wait for the "real" COD6.
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Ok my personal view of CoD series,

COD1 - Amazing SP game and awsome gfz for its time, online was one of most addictive things i done at time for may years. Still one of my most favourite online experiences ever.

Cod2 - Sorta like the halo 2 of COD series, tried but did not succeed for me. SP campaign was kinda meh and online was just not the same.

Cod3 - LOL dont get me started, it wasnt on PC, it sucked on console, SP campaign was simply "eeww" and online horrible.

Cod4 - Decent thriller sp campaign but nothing amazing. Gfx where good and effects sweet, online was good and captured the spirit of cod1 but got milked by the console fanboys and frankly it was too much. Over-rated but the best since Cod1.

I dont know where the series is going but i do think they are just milking it now. Which is a pitty, could it get worse and eventually i see horrible versions and possibly only console versions

I would like for series to end at 5/6.
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Damn, was about to post that.
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