New Call of Duty skipping PC

Activision CEO reveals that next Call of Duty game won't be for PCs, but rather for next-gen consoles; likely COD spin-off.

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PC gamers have long held onto certain franchises as their own, with popular series like Doom, Quake, and Civilization all originally built with the PC in mind. With the advent of more sophisticated consoles, several PC franchises have made the jump over to the Xbox and PlayStation 2, and more recently the Xbox 360.

One such game that did so with phenomenal commercial success was Activision's Call of Duty 2. The game long held the top slot for best-selling Xbox 360 game and easily outsold any other Xbox 360 launch title. The game enjoyed great success on the PC as well, though the Xbox 360 numbers outshone the PC's as more consoles were fed into the market.

Apparently, Activision was looking at those numbers. In today's postearnings conference call, Activision chairman and CEO Bobby Kotick specifically noted that the next Call of Duty game, due in the company's third quarter of this fiscal year (October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006), is "not a PC product, it's a console product and it's all next-gen."

All is not lost for the keyboard and mouse crew, however. The game is likely one of the Call of Duty spin-offs and not developed by the franchise's original minds, Infinity Ward. 2005's Call of Duty: Big Red One and 2004's Call of Duty: Finest Hour, both of which received lukewarm reviews, were developed by Treyarch and Spark Interactive, respectively.

More hope comes from news from 2005. According to job listings posted by Infinity Ward just after last year's E3, the company is ramping up its teams for its Call of Duty games as well as a new intellectual property, but applicants should be open to both PC and next-gen console development. Also, Activision expects to release a COD game in its following fiscal year, which keeps in line with a new, full Infinity Ward-developed PC Call of Duty game being released every two years.

Requests for clarification sent to Activision were not returned as of press time.

Discussion

196 comments
manmadeinhell
manmadeinhell

i think that activtion loss there minds!!!!! why u dont do it on pc?? pc is the 1st and will be the 1st for ever. i wana 2 tell u something let EAgames be the 1st with there games(middle of honor Airborne) they will be the 1st because they care the pc gamers all the time **** xbox360,xbox,psp,ps2,ps3 _/_ in the........

alireza2
alireza2

Well Just blame Activision where crew doesn`t underestand that PC is first and last for Game. Consoles come n go. .But PC lasts. So Someone needed to remind them, there`re just some rookies in Activision...lol

CRLCRL
CRLCRL

Allright lol, some1 thinks this the the end of PC gaming... You tard you do realise that in maybe less than 6 months the consoles are gonna be outdated allready, the 360 is all ready lagging behind PC graphic. TBH console are a smaller less versatile PC for more expensive than a decent Dell or other premades will will still run the majority of games fine. Consoles are fine if yuo don't/can't work a keyboard or are too dumb to. oh and ive spent £400 on my PC in the last 5 years and it still runs oblvion fine a shade underfull spec its a myth that console are cheaper.

zejna
zejna

OMG!! Are they lacking some parts of their brains?? PCs CAN play the new gen games! And did they try playing an fps game on a joystick?? MAN YOU CAN'T PLAY NORMALY THAT WAY!!!(played 10 years ps-ps2)

8Dark8Wolf8
8Dark8Wolf8

PC its the FOR EVER GEN Console, Xbox360? PS3? WII? they all sxk next to a Gaming PC like mine, I will never pay $500 for a console that has the resolution of a Old Fashioned 128mb video PC. NO WAY. COD, U NEED US IN THE PC!

luisjs
luisjs

....this is really stupid....

Majd_R
Majd_R

OOOh that's Bad news i wish to play by best game (call od duty 3) on my PC

NisX101
NisX101

No next-Gen console is going to replace the PC. You just need a new graphics card and your set to go, which you don't even need to do that, my 64 meg card worked great for COD 2, better then xbox 360 which I played on also. I think they are still going to make COD for PC. And I also don't buy EA games, because they buy out smaller studios that anyway make games better than they do, microsoft does the same thing.

Bronson2k3
Bronson2k3

lmao EA sucks and no medal of honer will ever be a replacement for COD i have 360 and PC no probs here. Just with the monopolizing EA trying to buy every other game studio out. Just like the NFL and PGA licences NFL 2K soo much better than Madden. I will never buy an EA game buy being the key word.

steamlocodog
steamlocodog

No COD 3 for PC! Well, perhaps when MOH Airborne becomes the 2007 Game of the Year for PC, ACTIVISION will have second thoughts. It might be too late by that point. It will for me. I have played all COD versions and enjoyed them. But, like I tell my wife the best vote is the one you make with your DOLLARS. Bye-bye COD.

chocabloc
chocabloc

errr, its not 'all next gen, its coming out on the PS2... also, have you seen it... its not exactly gears of war in the graphics state... LOL, but dont worry fellow pc gamers, it still only suports 20 odd players online, We get 40 odd player COD 2 and mods.

MadDog89681
MadDog89681

Activision has just lost my business. I don't have a console, I have a PC!! Put the game out on all three platforms. Stupid thinking on your part Activision!!!!

kingoffifa
kingoffifa

so when the next call of duty game will be on pc?.....and what is my fault ...i have super pc and we (pc gamers) deserve call of duty 3 on pc!!!!!!!!!! we really do

welchy2007
welchy2007

This is BULLS^%& COD came out for pc and now it goes to little kiddy toys and not the big boys..... THIS IS BULL I am so PI$$ed NEXT GEN MY A$$ my pc can out beat all those consoles ACTIVISION u better get your SHi$ together because u have alot of people who loves pc Now i am having to say GO MEDAL OF HONOR WHOOOOO COD BLOWS intell u bring to PC.......

manueltt
manueltt

OMG!!!! NO!, wtf PC started COD, they are stupid, PC>console, consoles are not next-gen, my computer is betterr than those damn sony ps3's and xbox360's. Consoles have little graphic power and are only good for an RPG or racing game. PC's gettin vista and directx10..watch all the console owners CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nubs

apc2007
apc2007

guys if CALL OF DUTY 3 dos not come out for the P.C. I think it will be EASY to get use to it for the console.

apc2007
apc2007

GUYS I think call of duty 3 will come out for the P.C. I called Activison. They gust have not announced win CALL OF DUTY 3 is comeing out for the p.c.

mivanc
mivanc

One word! Medal of Honour : Airborne Screw COD3.Wait for the next one. People. Consoles are here to stay, so live with it. No amount of boycotting games is going to change the way upper management in companis look at dollars and cents. Besides, there are many other games on PC anyways. half-Life 2 kicks ass in my book. Can't wait to play its Episodes. Fear is the best graphically intense game I played in a long time and its got an expansion pack coming out. Far Cry was killer. Crysis is up next. Brothers in Arms was absolutely great and the 3rd is coming out soon Stalker : Shadow of Chernobyl is supposed to be good when it comes out. Supreme Commander (not a FPS, but still going to be GOOD!) So what are we complaining about. the article states that "Also, Activision expects to release a COD game in its following fiscal year, which keeps in line with a new, full Infinity Ward-developed PC Call of Duty game being released every two years. " So be freaking patient and wait geez ... although I would also be royally pissed if they completely leave COD on PC behind the next time around. For those of you who like numbers, All PC versions of COD got over 8.8/10 on Gamespot. Only the most recent COD2 on XBOX360 (8.8/10) got better than a 7/10. So I don't get where consoles create more money for Activision based on this. perhaps activision felt like it let down consoles and wants to put its efforts in giving them a solid console-only. medal of honor is your best bet until the next COD on PC.

HollandMaster
HollandMaster

F**k the consoles (except the wii)(because of Zelda)

whacky_tobaccie
whacky_tobaccie

HAH next gen consoles, dont make me laugh. PC's will ALWAYS rain supreme over consoles anyway all spin- off games suck period. look at Far Cry Instincts what a sad piece of **** game that was. Fear not PC gamers Direct x 10 will be here soon and all consoles can suck my cock and weep at the true next gen graphics that games like Crysis will provide.

chaostiger
chaostiger

WHY NOT the pc is the best for FPS not the console the console is for RPG or racing game NOT FPS and call of duty have a lost of player on pc than the console if you say why just because the control is NOT the same on console VS pc the pc have the best control for all FPS in the world all COD player need the COD 3 on pc if they not create a COD 3 on pc they go to loose a lot of player and buyer

bass_boy
bass_boy

I find it surprising that the sales of call of duty 3 on PC would be sooooooooooooo bad it would send em broke and make the bank repo their house and then make debt collectors come after them making them pay back all their loans and stuff. I suppose we can grump and moan about it all we want, but in the end it is their game, and if they dont want us to join in, then we will just find a new friend, like Medal of Honour : Airborne.

SeanK
SeanK

Thanks for turning your back on those of us who built the francise for you. Medal of Honor just got a new loyal fan.

noodles12345678
noodles12345678

BenTheJamin WOW! Activision sux, they are giving up their loyale pc following so they can get more money. i wouldnt' say giving up but yes money is the ultimate goal. would you produce something that costs millions of dollars on a system thats been falling in game sales for the past 5 or 6 years? and risk your life (as in not being able to pay for your home, food, car, family, etc) just so you can make a bunch of people you dont know happy for a few weeks with your game? i wouldn't. i know it must suck but thats just the way it is. i like pcs for fps but there hasn't really been any good releases lately so i'll be playing 360 games from now on and come back to pc for big releases (like half lifes and crysis)

BenTheJamin
BenTheJamin

WOW! Activision sux, they are giving up their loyale pc following so they can get more money. One question activision, WOULD YOU HAVE A GAME TITLE IF IT WERENT FOR US PC GAMERS! NO! We lauched CoD, and what do you give us in return! EA is now > Activision Battlefield > CoD

doitforthegals
doitforthegals

Funny how they call it 'next gen' you watch soon there will be Quad core processors for the PC with next gen directx 10 video cards that will urinate all over consoles like the PS3 and 360. Pffft consoles... Tekken, GT, yes, FPS... Hell no!!!

vojkec
vojkec

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maskedmanx4
maskedmanx4

well IF cod abandones us then we still got the bf series although its not the same as cod

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

if thkey stiff the pc and pump out another crappy console title i'll never buy one of their games agian. don't desert your fan base.

mnk622
mnk622

Guys Lets just see CoD3 as like FInest Hour, Trust me they won't leave us, Im sure they are making a better game for the PC. ...*I hope*

battypatty
battypatty

This ain't fair at all. I spent most of my time on the PC playing Call of Duty 2. But now there isn't a new one.....#sob# !! :)

recalcitrant1
recalcitrant1

If the franchise isn't moving on or developing then console owners are free to have as much of the same old dross as they can stomach.

Poshkidney
Poshkidney

its not fair we got it first and been loyal fans to it how dare do this to us. I hope they go bust with the console sales. then lets take our pc copys and burn them

FSDude
FSDude

After reading through many of the reader comments, I find it rather both funny to amusing how quite a few console "fanboys" (yes I being derogatory towards them) are hating on or trying to put down the PC and PC gaming in general.......yet seem to show an "envy" towards such PC gaming franchises like HL2, F.E.A.R. or even WoW. You fanboys might want to realise that if it weren't for the PC and the PC gaming industy, there really wouldn't be much of a console gaming industry either! Many games nowadays are developed via the PC (for both PC and console) and it is PC hardware/technology that drives the industry, not vice-versa. Don't believe? Then why do more and more of the next-gen consoles seem to be getting more PC like? Yes talk about the irony! You might also want to add that the Xbox series creator Microsoft, is also the world's largest PC software company. I am pretty sure it's in their interest that the PC gaming industy is still around for many years to come.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

Yes the Wii believe it or not is the most creative and progressive console, I don't have anything against the xbox360 or PS3 but they didn't do something new or creative in fact, they just beefed up the consoles so we get better graphics. And yes the only good FPS games are available on the Pc and are much better and have better sound quality and graphics than those compared to the consoles, I mean common the only good and not so great FPS game for the consoles is Halo and it's not the best thing, HL2 owns Halo any day and any hour. And yes we still have hope that Acticision will make a real COD3 game for the PC.

oakley951
oakley951

My Prayer - Dear Lord! Please make them realise that PC rocks!!! And the only fair solution is to add Call Of Duty 3 for PC gamers too!!! Aarghh!!! Damn you Activision!!!!

sam169
sam169

Rot with this decision activision! You will not get away from this!

i_got_you60
i_got_you60

i hope activion goes bankrupt with this decision

scotty74
scotty74

It's sad to see the CoD series bite the dust on the PC, considering that's where it started and thrived. It seems like treason...

idio_genius
idio_genius

For a start Ive been a pc gamer for years BUT.....P.C's are too expensive to keep upgrading, the 360 graphics are better than pc (smoother etc)(I own both platforms and will be dropping my pc for an apple) :) some of us can use both keyboard and mouse as well as a controller, we havent even seen the 360 pushed to its full potential. The console is more socialble (split screen, having ya mates round for a bash and only needing one machine) etc etc etc, GOODBYE pc gaming, this is start of the end!

filaria
filaria

This really sucks.I mean it's one of the best damn shooters on the pc.It's destined to work on the pc.This is a very very very bad decision.Nothing can beat the ultimate keyboard mouse combo.PC RULZZZZZZZZ!!!!!.Curse you activision for making a really juggernaut mistake

KillerKevin2006
KillerKevin2006

Call of Duty is the best on the PC damn you Activision. Call of Duty sucks on console.

usherwoodmj00
usherwoodmj00

This is a very dangerous move for the game, pc gaming is a very big thing, pcs have the power, the upgrade ability and the graphics of a console, using a joypad for a fps is dreadful and clumsy, not pushing it out to all audiences is a bad move, also pc games can host more online abliity than a console. Also this is not the decent of pc gaming, no way, we have alot more to come yet, as long as there are pcs there will be pc games. And there will always be pcs. And anyway, notice the best titles are on the pc?

oroeovo
oroeovo

aiming a gun with a gamepad blows. if they would allow keyboard and mouse support i might go for it. well it's coming out for the wii maybe if no pc, that's the way to go. what the hell, make a 360 keyboard and mouse please.

alexolr0
alexolr0

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abhirupgoswami
abhirupgoswami

**** off **** I'll piss on the face of ACTIVISION's CEO for this.. khankir chele kothakar...

keckalee
keckalee

Well I have COD 2 on both my PC and my 360 I have a high end PC but the game was stunning on the 360 I downloaded the 360 demo and the graphics where far better it just had a certain feel that the PC version did not have so I promptly bought the full game for my 360. Not bothered in the slightest that COD 3 is primarly being designed for the 360 thats what platform I'm now wanting to buy it on.