Activision future-proofing its shooter franchise?
May 13, 2010
As spotted by superannuation, the publisher recently locked up internet domains for "Future Warfare," "Advanced Warfare," "Secret Warfare," and "Space Warfare." This doesn't necessarily mean games under these names are in development, however.
It's possible one of these domains may be related to the upcoming Call of Duty title developed by Sledgehammer Games, a new studio formed by Visceral Games executives Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey. Activision has been tight-lipped about the project since its announcement, only saying it will extend the franchise into the "action-adventure genre."
Unconfirmed reports from today suggest Activision may have penned Singularity developer Raven Software to contribute to the franchise as well. Reports say the studio is now tackling map pack development for the franchise as Infinity Ward continues to see many of its employees leave the studio.
A spokesperson told IGN the company does not comment on rumor or speculation.