Is Infinity Ward making COD8 or is it a RUMOR?

January 21, 2011 in COD8, COD9, NEWS

There seems to be a lot of chatter on other websites, twitter, and other social media about:
What is Infinity Ward making? A Modern Warfare 3 that is a prequel to MW and MW2? Will it be released in November of 2011.

Rumors are now saying (citing a L.A. Times article) that this is what is going to happen “based on a source close to the project”:

That due to the mass exodus at IW along with West and Zampella, that they need help to complete MW3, their prequel to Modern Warfare’s 1&2. Activision stepped in and allegedly ordered Sledgehammer games to stop production on their COD title and also enlisted Raven Software to assist (especially for the online portion). So basically the rumor is that IW, SHG, and RS are ALL working together to complete MW3 by November.

No studio or Activision has released anything that gives truth to this rumor. But don’t discount the rumors either, because there may in fact be some truth to it. So do your homework, you can read plenty about this rumor by searching the internet, but remember……this is a RUMOR!

NOW…….CODBUNKERS TAKE (based on below info):

Who is making COD8. and Who is making COD9.

“The company is also for the first time announcing that a new game in the Call of Duty series is expected to be released in 2011 and that Sledgehammer Games, a newly formed, wholly owned studio, is in development on a Call of Duty game that will extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre. Sledgehammer is helmed by industry veterans Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey. Prior to joining Activision Publishing, Schofield was the Executive Producer of the award-winning game, Dead Space and Michael Condrey was the Sr. Development Director on the game. The Dead Space franchise has won more than 80 industry awards worldwide including the prestigious A.I.A.S. Action Game of the Year and two B.A.F.T.A.S. ”

So IMHO, I don’t think that Schofield & Condrey left EA and started SHG just to help out another studio and NOT do their OWN COD FPS. I think that COD8 will be made by Sledgehammer! Not totally sure what IW is doing but would guess COD9. Hell there may even be a mid year release in 2011 or 2012 by one of the BIG three, its really hard to be sure. It sure is fun speculating what these Studios are up to, but until you see the press release it is not official and its just a rumor…………….I’m just saying :)

What do you think?


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