Activision's lawsuit with former Infinity Ward developers revealed the agreement.
Activision's high profile development deal with Bungie, creator of the Halo franchise, was revealed during the equally high profile lawsuit between themselves and former Call of Duty developers, Jason West and Vince Zampella. The terms of the deal with Bungie weren't disclosed when the information originally came to light, but the lawsuit has revealed the full scope of the agreement. The 27-page contract states that Bungie is to develop four "sci-fantasy, action shooter games," code-named "Destiny." The titles will be released every other year, beginning in the fall of 2013.
The trial will still commence on May 29.
Just when you thought it was safe to forget about West and Zampella, the former Infinity Ward employees who sued Activision over unpaid wages, new reports have surfaced from multiple sources indicating the Call of Duty veterans have received 42 million dollars from their former employer.
007 Legends will tie six Bond movies into one storyline.
Activision is celebrating James Bond's 50th Anniversary with a new game, 007 Legends. Rather than a video game interpretation of the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall, the game will combine scenes from the new film along with five other classic Bond films. Eurocom, the studio behind last year's Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, will be developing 007 Legends for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which is currently slated for a fall release.
Guy Longworth of Sony spills the beans in a recent interview.
While the Call of Duty series tends to make its way to all of the available platforms, up until now, nothing has been formally announced for Sony's upcoming handheld system. Though Activision has still yet to make any sort of proper announcement of the game, an interview with Geoff Keighley on GameTrailers.com revealed that a title is indeed in the works. Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President for PlayStation Brand Marketing stated in passing that a Call of Duty title will release for the Vita this fall.
Diablo III release projections and more was discussed this afternoon.
Activision Blizzard had an investor's call earlier today. During their presentations, information about key titles was shown and several noticable announcements were made as well. Chief among them was the projected release window for Diablo III.
Which breaks the entertainment record set by James Cameron's Avatar in 2009.
As expected, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been a massive success for Activision. Like past installments, the game has grossed in the billions; however, Modern Warfare 3 has managed to reach the mark faster than any other. In just 16 days, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has made $1 billion. This surpasses a record set by James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar, which grossed $1 billion in 17 days. This data is according to Charttrack and retail customer information.
The movie tie-in game will show its first trailer at the VGAs.
Activision is publishing a tie-in game for the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man. Both will be released in summer 2012 and the game is being developed by Beenox, the developer behind this year's Edge of Time. It also has an original narrative by Seamus Kevin Fahey. The game will serve as an epilogue to the movie, following events that happened after the movie.
The Ban Hammer taketh away...
Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling announced on Twitter that over 1600 bans have been given out to those who cheat in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The bans were issued to stop "Any attempt to cheat, hack, or glitch" the game.
Man threatens employee after messing up his Modern Warfare 3 pre-order.
In now the second story about Modern Warfare violence, a man in Colorado became very angry after his local Best Buy screwed up his Modern Warfare 3 pre-order. Lomorin Sar, a 31-year-old man, started asking employees what time they were done working so he could shoot them in the parking lot as they left. Then, for good measure, he threatened to blow up the store.