E3 06: PSPs to answer Call of Duty 3

Activision's WWII first-person shooter headed to Sony's portable in addition to next-gen consoles.

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LOS ANGELES--In a post-earnings conference call last week, Activision chairman and CEO Bobby Kotick gave investors a few hints at the next Call of Duty game. He said it was set to arrive in the company's third quarter of the fiscal year (October 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006), and that it is "not a PC product, it's a console product, and it's all next-gen."

Kotick neglected to mention that it's coming to the handheld market, as well. Activision's official release list has "Call of Duty 3 PSP" for the PlayStation Portable for fall 2006. Activision isn't showing the game at this year's E3, and the only other information on the spreadsheet is that it's a "first-person action game" (the same designation as the console Call of Duty games) and carries a $49.99 price tag.

Activision representatives were cagey about what they could and couldn't say regarding the game, but one did confirm a few facts for GameSpot. The odd "Call of Duty 3 PSP" name is just a working title, it will not be a port of the console editions of Call of Duty 3, and Infinity Ward is not handling the game's development.

Check back with GameSpot for more news on the game as it becomes available.

Discussion

59 comments
Villimax
Villimax

Very impressive? There's not a single screenshot of it, yet! Nobody cares if you're not a portable person, LordGamer0001.

jmarkson
jmarkson

I hope that the controls will be the same as Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror for PSP also. I played the first Call of Duty on my computer, hopefully its as good

Leandro29
Leandro29

I like the Call of Duty series and I can`t wait for the third edition

guya
guya

We'll have to see i guess.

sabrefencing
sabrefencing

I think it will be better on the consoles because it w*ould be really hard to control with only 1 analog stick, should be very interesting though. If it was good, I'd buy it

SoberWarock
SoberWarock

I Hope the graphics are good, but i dont use my PSP more often. lol Its starting to bore me.

Ryze
Ryze

The lock on from Socom would be useful too... not played it, but if it's smarter than GTA's (boo) lockon then it'll be fine.

Ryze
Ryze

They'll probably consider a 3rd person view a la Killzone, GTA or 50 Cent Bulletproof.

Spectre-123
Spectre-123

Interesting... if it comes out that is. Battlefield Modern Combat, Brothers In Arms were both FPS's which were scheduled for release in Q2, but still no sign of them yet.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

Its a continuation of the console series, which includes Finest Hour and Big Red One, not the one that started on the PC. That's why it's only coming out on consoles. duh

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

FPS in PSP? :lol: And 50$ price is ***** ****! :lol:

dovid70
dovid70

no pc version that sucks because i ant going to be playing this...

gibb1
gibb1

nice game, can't wait to play it

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

I hope the control mechanics are similar to SOCOM for the PSP. Even though it uses a "Lock on" targeting system, it is very well executed and makes up for the lack of a second analog stick. What I really want to see on the PSP is UT2007!!!

ReaperXxxx
ReaperXxxx

I hope the control mechanics are similar to SOCOM for the PSP. Even though it uses a "Lock on" targeting system, it is very well executed and makes up for the lack of a second analog stick. What I really want to see on the PSP is UT2007!!!

lotsacirclework
lotsacirclework

Well, if in their godliness decide to make everyone buy a console, frak em, i will buy a console, mod it and download the game for free. I have spent a fortune on the pc, and for them to decide it is console only, means they are a bunch of wannabee's

Raymin4
Raymin4

This is gonna be awesome! This one should work out even better than Socom FTB!

ewjim
ewjim

When will they stop to make WWII FPS?! They'l stop... arent they??? :lol:

eiru
eiru

WAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA uber cooooll!!!!!!!

UntoldDreams
UntoldDreams

SOCOM on the PSP is quite fun. They switched to a LOCKON concept instead of aiming. The more careful you are about moving, the better you measure your distance, these things determine how quickly the auto-lockon handles. At any time you can press a button for manual aim using the analog nub for headshots. It works very smoothly. If EA is smart they will do the same thing. If they don't well then screw them because it won't be fun...

limberis
limberis

What about PSP PS3 conectivity?

alberto2045
alberto2045

Now thats a game for a PSP they should start making some more for the PSP

jeebs213
jeebs213

$50 = boo not a cheap port = yay! (and possibly the reason why it's $50)

DragonAshX
DragonAshX

anyone who has ever tried to play an FPS (all 2 of them) on the psp knows that without 2 control sticks, it is almost impossible and just a pain to try to play. I love CoD but unless there is something truly magical here, this will definatly be a pass. Sorry Ward.

Illumination77
Illumination77

Why oh WHY are they not getting Infinity WArd to do this. Giving it Infinity Wards COD title won't make the game good. It will stick SUCK. It'll just make people realize that BOTH COD series suck now and not just the one with subtitles.

axia_777
axia_777

Rockin. Gonna buy this for sure man. PSP needs a good FPS.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

This should turn out interesting, looking forward to it very much.

RVCA823
RVCA823

Ha, another PSP flop! shooters weren't made for handhelds, when are developers going to figure that out?

coolcool23
coolcool23

but, will it work on the PSP's controls? (a plague for PSP games, it seems)

bman784
bman784

wicked sweet. lets just hope they can work out the whole one-analog defficiency thing.

UMCP
UMCP

Hell yes.

AdamPA1006
AdamPA1006

Nice, will go along good with Brothers in Arms PSP.

PS-king-llV
PS-king-llV

I am #2 i like psp yay more games i like ds too

erikers
erikers

what a horrible idea. this game should not be on any handheld

Kenzo287
Kenzo287

Yeah....CoD3 on PSP? Sounds like I'd rather play E.T.

ZuljinRaynor
ZuljinRaynor

You have to aim and move with the D-pad and Stick in a funky way.

Ruin7
Ruin7

Look like fun.