New Call of Duty for PS3 and Xbox 36030 April 2010 15:18:31
Call of Duty: Black Ops has been confirmed as the next instalment in the wildly popular first person shooter (FPS) series for Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.
A website was launched today identifying the name of the new iteration - which follows on from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the second-best selling game of all time in the UK.
The site also revealed that FPS fans can expect to get their copies on November 9th, 2010, the official release date for the game.
No further details of the game have yet been revealed, other than that it will be developed by Treyarch, the studio behind Call of Duty: World at War.
A statement by the company read: "We at Treyarch are excited to reveal our latest development ? Call of Duty: Black Ops!
"Be sure to head over to CallOfDuty.com/blackops as more details begin to unfold."
Modern Warfare 2, like its predecessor Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, boasted a contemporary setting, however it is speculated that Black Ops could be set during the Vietnam War.
inFamous 2 on the cards for PS3?30 April 2010 15:11:12
Sony has registered a new website that suggests it is working on a sequel to its popular PS3 action game inFamous.
Website superannuation pulled up details from the WHOIS database of registered domain names revealing that Sony has reserved infamous2thegame.com.
No official word has been given of a sequel to the well-received 2009 third-person super hero game.
However, speculation has been mounting about the possibility of a sequel since October when G4TV cam across a Twitter message from actor David Sullivan suggesting he had met with developer Sucker Punch to audition for a voice role in the game.
At the time, he said: "First voiceover/motion capture audition today for a video game. Re-casting of Cole in the sequel of Infamous."
Sullivan said he was auditioning for the role of Cole McGrath, a bike messenger in Empire City and the game's main protagonist.
After being caught at the centre of an explosion, Cole finds himself with special abilities that he must use to restore order to a city in chaos.
Halo developer joins forces with Activision30 April 2010 15:11:06
Halo developer Bungie could soon be making a brand-new game for Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, following the announcement that it has joined forces with Activision-Blizzard.
Halo was exclusive to Xbox 360 in the console space, but Activision is well-known for its multi-platform approach, meaning that whatever Bungie is working on could make its way to both consoles.
The companies announced they had signed a ten-year partnership to bring out Bungie's next major action franchise, with Activision responsible for worldwide publishing and distribution.
Harold Ryan, president of Bungie, said: "We chose to partner with Activision on our next IP because of their global reach, multi-platform experience and marketing expertise.
"From working together of the past nine months on this agreement, it is clear that Activision supports our commitment to giving our fans the best possible gaming experiences."
Activision-Blizzard is one of the largest games publishers in the world, with a library of franchises that includes Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and World of Warcraft.