It was re-confirmed earlier today that, yes, Treyarch and Infinity Ward would continue to trade off on developing games for the Call of Duty franchise. And unfortunately, yes, that does mean the next Call of Duty game will be taking us back to *groan* World War II. On the plus side though, at least Treyarch is looking to shake up the game a little bit with its setting. Rumor is now suggesting that Call of Duty 5 will actually take place in Japan. It is also suspected that the game will put players in the shoes of Japanese soldiers, rather than their Western counterparts. Details are of course sketchy about what sort of battles will be recreated, but I’d bet you’ll be taking a trip to Iwo Jima at some point. And I’d bet the game will somehow still be a lesser version of Call of Duty 2.
Posted by JB on Tuesday, April 22 @ 19:10:32 MDT (2155 reads)
On the PC side of things
On the PC Side of Things
April 14, 2008
We’re getting ready to announce official submission guidelines / location for the Community Map Contest. In the coming week or so we’re going to be letting you know where you can go to officially sign-up and submit your Custom Community Map on the PC. It will also have a list of all official prizing that the winning map will walk away with. We’ve secured some nice prizes so I’m anxious to get this thing kicked off and a winner announced.
I should also have some official news for you on the status of the potential map pack release on the PC along with the Community Map Contest news. So expect that news in the near future as well.
I know a lot of you use the IW forums to keep track of the contest as well as new maps being posted on there, and we’re aware it is currently down. The Activision server used to host our forums is having some problems and they’re working on getting it back up and running. Meanwhile we’ve been working on getting a new Infinity Ward website and dedicated forum built which will replace our current one and become the source for all official news and activity. That’s several months down the road though, but just wanted to let you know something better (forum wise) is in the works.
Posted by JB on Sunday, April 20 @ 10:01:33 MDT (1745 reads)
KV Map Converter v2 Beta2 released Using this new version of my Map Converter you can easily convert the geometry from nearly all Source-Engine maps to Call of Duty 4 maps! (eg. CS:S, HL2, HL2DM, DOD:S, ...)
The tool comes with a detailed tutorial: From extracting CSS maps to the conversion to the import into the Radiant.
The interface is available in English, German and Netherlands; the tutorial in English and German.
Read the full story and the change log here.
You can get the file here.
Just had to throw this out there. Looks like a pretty cool mapping utility.
Posted by JB on Wednesday, April 09 @ 18:14:43 MDT (2102 reads)
"On the PC side of things the Patch is in queue to finish internal QA for release. The Community Mapping Content has come to an end and we’ll be putting out an open call for all the maps you guys have created to be submitted as well as releasing details on the prizing and how the winning maps may be showing up. We have some awesome prizing I’m anxious to finalize and announce to you guys. I’ve been keeping tabs on the Beta / Released maps in the Mapping forums on Infinityward.com and there are some great ones."
Read the full blog at the link above, I'm sure glad we're in there somewhere.
Posted by JB on Sunday, April 06 @ 16:05:00 MDT (1818 reads)
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Video from the four maps Infinity Ward plans to release for Call of Duty 4 have been released on the web. Head on over to comrade Pruitt's site to check out the other three videos. Warning. Videos are loud. Turn down speakers. More details on upcoming releases.
Game of Year Edition on April 3, 2008
GoYE includes token for map pack
800MS points ($10) to download for Xbox 360
Rumor mill says PC will get maps for free (PC 1, Xbox 0)
You'll need to scroll down a bit to get to the story and video.
Or you can click the title at the top to go right to the posting.
Posted by JB on Tuesday, March 25 @ 17:50:15 MDT (1896 reads)
Filefront on map pack release
Infinity Ward Chimes in
on Upcoming Call of Duty 4
Map Pack Console and
News from FileFront
Posted by Jonathan on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 1:45 am under Sony, Games Industry, Call of Duty, Microsoft, Game Consoles, Game Platforms, Games, Computer, Game Companies
Infinity Ward has revealed a few new details about the upcoming Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty 4. The map pack has just been sent off to Microsoft for certification, and should be released on Xbox Live on April 3rd or 4th. PS3 owners should be getting the DLC about 3 weeks later, and as for PC users, well:
Right now plans for the PC version are unannounced but we are working to bring PC users the same content in the future, however logistics are being worked out on how to make that happen.
Oh yay, once again us PC gamers are being left out in the cold for much longer than everyone else. Let’s just hope that “logisitics” doesn’t translate to “paying for stuff that other people have had for over a month.”
Posted by JB on Tuesday, March 25 @ 03:22:57 MDT (1738 reads)
Gamespot news COD4 GOTY
Call Of Duty 4
Game Of The Year
edition confirmed for US
News from Gamespot.com
Rerelease of Activision and Infinity Ward's lionized FPS ships out to retail on April 3 for the Xbox 360; Variety Map Pack adding four new multiplayer maps packed in or $10 on XBL.
By Tom Magrino, GameSpot
Posted Mar 19, 2008 5:37 pm PT
Ever since its initial deployment during the first part of November, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare from Activision and Infinity Ward has been peerless in the sales charts, wresting control of the top slot away from Microsoft and Bungie's Halo 3 and never looking back. With Activision claiming the crown of best-selling game of 2007 for COD4, the publisher will be stop-lossing the modern-day shooter for another tour with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition, scheduled for release for the Xbox 360 on April 3.
I know most of us don't care about the XBox version but what the hey, the news about the sales records was worth it.
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Posted by JB on Saturday, February 23 @ 06:27:42 MST (1904 reads)