Activision is recruiting an all-star team to make it’s already successful game franchise bigger.
The LA Times is reporting that Activision is enlisting two other game studios to help Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3. The two studios: rookie studio Sledgehammer Games and veteran Raven Software. Sledgehammer’s role isn’t being disclosed yet but Raven will be working on the multiplayer.
This is a risky move for Activision since the previous Call of Duty games were worked on completely by one studio and it’s surprising they would want to mess with the formula. Further messing with the house of cards is delaying work on the spinoff CoD game being made by Sledgehammer.
But then again, with Guitar Hero sales crashing and Tony Hawk games flat lining Activision really needs a big seller and wouldn’t want to overflow the Call of Duty boat.
Look for Modern Warfare 3 this November and an announcement sometime between GDC and E3.More Work Being Done On Modern Warfare 3,