Quick, what do Call of Duty 5 and the upcoming James Bond: Quantum of Solace game have in common? The folks in charge of developing them of course, as in Treyarch. Or that’s how things currently seem anyway — there hasn’t been an official announcement one way or the other but with Activision wanting to release a new CoD game every year, and Treyarch looking for talent who’s into WWII shooters, that’s the logical conclusion to reach.
Activision CEO Mike Griffith recently went on the record to say that the new Treyarch-developed Bond game will be using CoD4‘s game engine and as such will “bring Bond games to a new level.”
Goldeneye on the N64 was one of the best FPSs of its time, and is revered by many as a classic to this day. By using already proven technology, Treyarch have quite the opportunity to really bring the Bond series back to its former glory. Treyarch is the company behind the somewhat underwhelming CoD3 (which certainly had its moments) but regardless, it’s nice to see that a developer with moderate FPS experience has its hands on the Bond license for a change.
James Bond: Quantum of Solace will be released alongside the movie this fall with dates of October 31 in the UK and November 7 in the US. No systems have been specified yet but Xbox 360, PS3 and PC seem likely candidates.