Activision Confirms a New James Bond Game for 2011
Written Tuesday, May 10, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Following Bizarre's James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Activision is planning to release a new James Bond title this year, the publisher announced during its Q1 2011 investor call last night. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg mentioned the next instalment in the ongoing 007 franchise, while talking about the company's numerous other franchises for this year.
“For the balance of the year, we plan to launch games based on the best-selling X-Men and Spider-Man franchises, James Bond and the toy phenomenon Bakugan as well as the latest release in the long-standing Cabela’s Hunting franchise, which we’re expanding this year to include new peripherals and an incredible Kinect experience,” he stated during the latter part of the call.
Given the mixed reception to Blood Stone, it'll be interesting to see what direction 2011's James Bond title will take, but with Wolfenstein and Singularity dev Raven Software reportedly on development duties, it could be that 007 returns to the FPS genre for this one.