New Call Of Duty will 'broaden series' appeal'

Foxtrot. Alpha. We're going mainstream...

Remember the whispers of that third-person Call Of Duty game from Activision? The publisher's revealed that the title will "broaden" the appeal of the CoD series.

Read into that what you like, but when we hear the phrase "broaden", we think Wii Sports, Lips, Buzz!... not GRAW. Then again, surely you can't get too mainstream with war?

The title is being developed by San Francisco studio Sledgehammer and is due for release next year.

"Today, we have three studios working on Call of Duty," Activision COO Thomas Tippl told the LA Times last week. "We have Infinity Ward, which made Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Then we have Treyarch, which will be releasing a Call of Duty game in the fall of 2010. Treyarch also developed Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty 3.

"And, most recently, we've added Sledgehammer in the Bay Area. We haven't yet announced the content of their game, but it's going to be an innovative take that will further broaden the audience for Call of Duty."

File this under 'wait and see'.

[ SOURCE: LA Times ]