Next 007 game pushed to '10, Wolfenstein due this summer

Activision delays rumored James Bond driving game to next year, says Raven's sequel to id's shooter series is just months away, with Singularity following.

Buried in the financial facts and figures of today's Activision Blizzard earnings report was date information for two top-tier games. The first was of the unwelcome sort--namely, that the next James Bond game from the publisher won't be released until calendar year 2010. According to leaks from a closed-door event, the next game based on the venerable film franchise will be an original, vehicle-focused game from Bizarre Creations, which is also launching an all-new racing franchise later this year.

According to Activision, the delay of the as-yet-untitled 007 outing was "to avoid head-to-head competition with Call of Duty: [Modern Warfare 2.]" Last year, the publisher released James Bond: Quantum of Solace on November 4 to tie in with its filmic inspiration's debut in theaters (November 2 in the UK and November 16 in the US). Despite being released on six platforms, the Treyarch-developed game went on to sell less than 500,000 units in the US, according to NPD. One week later, Call of Duty: World at War--also developed by Treyarch--hit North American retailers and went on to sell just under 3.3 million units through December 31.

In happier news, Activision today revealed the release window for Wolfenstein, the relaunching of id Software's supernatural WWII action series. In development at Madison, Wisconsin-based Raven Software, the game is now expected in the summer months on the PC and Xbox 360. It will be followed later in the year by another Raven release, the time-shifting sci-fi shooter Singularity for the PC, 360, and PlayStation 3.

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yukoniceforces
yukoniceforces

as long as its first person driving im happy - i remember EA's 007 racing on PS1, it got a terrible review but i loved it.

david1233
david1233

I think Quantum of Solace is the best Bond game out there by a mile. I'm not saying that Goldeneye wasn't good or anything, It's just that if you compare Goldeneye and Quantum together, Quantum of Solace is the better game. And i hope that Activision keeps the 007 license for a long time and the next Bond game does what Quantum did but fixes Quantum's problems.

edub272
edub272

007 game centered around driving? I don't know about that.. i liked it on the ps2 bond games like nightfire and stuff when you drove cars for 3 or 4 mission segments (kind of like in the movies) but since Goldeneye, bond games should always be about multiplayer FPS. Activision and Treyarch should look at how a 007 multiplayer game can provide tons of fun in different ways than any of the COD's. You could include a bunch of gadgets, driveable armed sports cars, and a tons of classic movie references like with goldengun and laser included for weapons or a Moonraker space station multiplayer map. They've done this before but by just taking some time to try and make it a great game. 007 videogames should not suck, period.

benboz
benboz

I'm a big fan of 007. Quantum of Solace is the best 007 game since Goldeneye on N64. Treyarch did a great job.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

Hey... why isn't id developing Wolfenstein? Just curious...

dzfunk64
dzfunk64

Activision doesn't honestly believe the awful sales of Quantum of Solace is because of Call of Duty, do they? It didn't sell good because it was a terrible game! A complete embarrassment to the 007 series! I just hope this delay gives them time to make at least a halfway-decent game. But, if it really is a vehicle-based game, then I guess that's a no right there. I really hope that's only a rumor! They should give the license back to EA. As much as I hate EA, their 007 games were pretty good. Activision isn't a very experienced company, so I'm really wondering how the hell they ended up with such a big license. If only MGM cared as much about the games as they do the movies...

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I can't wait for both Wolfenstein and Singularity. But were is the PS3 version of Wolfenstein because I'm planning on getting the PS3 version.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

What about the PS3 version of Wolfenstein? Is that scheduled for release during the summer as well? Or do we not care about that anymore? lol, nice thorough reporting there, Gamespot.

Zensword
Zensword

I've been following Wolf since last year and now finally the release date announced. This game looks sweet. Can't wait. Oh BTW, I'm looking forward to the other Raven developed game Singularity too.

TheClown24
TheClown24

looking forward to wolfenstein but the same cant be said for the bond game, ive never been a fan of them

ganga_
ganga_

those bond developers shouldnt worry too much about the release date hitting other big titles. they should just make a better game next time and not just a license title.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

I don't care about any other James Bond games, I WANT GOLDENEYE 007 WITH ONLINE MULTIPLAYER DANG IT!!!!

BulletsnOctane
BulletsnOctane

Excited for Wolfenstein... Not so much about another Bond game. Love the movies. I can't say the same about the games... The only exception being GoldenEye.

moej88
moej88

Raven Software should develope another amazing Soldier of Forture like the VERY first one.

DestructobotMk3
DestructobotMk3

Busy year for Raven - These two titles along with Wolverine Origins. They rarely ever make bad games so all three can be counted on for some solid entertainment. My only concern relates to Wolfenstein, on the multiplayer side of things. The 2001 RTCW actually had separate developers for single and multi, with spectacular results for both sides. The Raven-developed Quake 4 on the other hand, had a sweet single-player campaign, but the multi...well, I think disappointment would be a fair term to describe what it was. I just hope Raven deliver a multi worthy of the RTCW and ET name.

smithy1185
smithy1185

Sweet, I thought Wolfenstein looked pretty good from what they showed at QuakeCon last summer. Can't wait.

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

Why exactly do these devs keep trying to pump a James Bond driving game down our throats? Just wondering. Seriously, every time I think racing... I think 007.

ecs33
ecs33

I hope the multiplayer for Wolfenstein is like Return to Castle Wolfenstein's (not expansion) with a few modern modifications ofcourse. I remember back in early highschool playing that game online all the time. It was so much fun. Hope they put similar focus on the multiplayer aspect like they did in the past. That game had multiplayer features that were ahead of its time.

Lyca
Lyca

I'm so clumsy with a pad I would not even consider playing Wolfenstein or any other fps on a console. I'm too old skool and can only use mousenkb ^_^ so its pc copy for me. I do feel for the ps3 only users as I'm sure Wolfey will be excellent if it's by Raven.

joelgau
joelgau

Wolfenstein looks great from what I have seen in previews and what-not. The new title -Singularity- looks insane. There was a great article/preview about it in GameInformer this last month that paints a very intriguing picture. Sure it is an FPS but it looks like it may have some interesting mechanics and maybe something innovative. Leave it to Raven to deliver. I am sure it will be great.

hjm0916
hjm0916

if this will anyhting like they say it is i would an expandable weapon arsenal so the playing of the game is fluent

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

lol i wish for another revouloutionary shooter like 007 golden eye but alias no one can do that i mean come on spend a few years and make it great

orcmonkey3000
orcmonkey3000

trodeback: "I never even heard of another James Bond game." wth dude, you never heard of 007 Goldeneye?! Are you even a gamer?!?!

bigd575
bigd575

Can't wait for the new wolfenstein.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

Shame about QoS sales figures as I actually secretly enjoyed it rather a lot(!) OK, there are better games, but you can argue that for many, many games. It was definitely fun to play. Can't wait for a new HD Wolfenstein - the last update I played on the original Xbox was pretty sweet, so hopefully another new one with nice, shiny graphics should do us FPS fans nicely.

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

Wow I had no idea here in Wisconsin had a game company especially one so great like Raven Software. (creator of Soldier of Fortune)

BradHummr
BradHummr

Interesting. Well at least this gives me time to finally play previous Bond games so I can anticipate the next!

DeadManRollin
DeadManRollin

Good to know about the new Wolfenstein game...I loved the original games. Who needs another bond game? QoS was a bad movie, and the game wasn't anything special either

TheNextOrder
TheNextOrder

I'm still waiting for them to make a Nazi game where you escape from a concentration camp, shooting your way out guns blazing. That would be badass.

trodeback
trodeback

I never even heard of another James Bond game.

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

So let me get this straight... no Wolfenstein on PS3? Where's the love, man?! So what, Activision's sold us out, too? Silly developers... trix are for kids...

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

WAT?! no way, another wolfenstein game is on the way!? i seriously did not see that coming, this is awesome!

Pete5506
Pete5506

good to hear that wolfenstein is almost here

BloodMist
BloodMist

OMG i've been waiting for RTCW 2 for so long...the multiplayer better be as fantastic.

ahmed22
ahmed22

screw 007 for now we want Wolfenstein :D :D

Stalker700
Stalker700

Wait...is this for real.............? The new wolfenstein JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY.....? NO WAY!!! WOOT! This just made my day!!!!:D

Thing2
Thing2

yay wolfenstein finally, i can't wait, i'll probly get it on day 1 =)-~ i don't have to worry about which console it's coming out on, i play every shooter i can on PC long live WASD!!!!

burstlimit514
burstlimit514

Im going to keep saying this. Make another james bond game like "From Russia with love!"

GatCloudX
GatCloudX

why the hell is wolfenstein not going to be on ps3 do they think its not going to sell jerks!

Gruug
Gruug

I liked the QoS game but like all the CoD games it was way too short. As for Wolfenstien, why are we always recycling old ideas. About time to move on and get into some new territory.

leadlefthand
leadlefthand

black_ice23 Posted Feb 12, 2009 1:47 am GMT there hasnt been a good james bond game since Everything or Nothing, Nightfire and of course Goldeneye FTW and there hasnt been a god James Bond movie since Pierce Brosnan , they Americanized the series, we have the Bourne Series for that, leave 007 suave and British ------------------------------------------------ Actually, the characterization of Craig's Bond is the closest to the Fleming novels. So Bond is just about as British as Ian Fleming. I think the main complaint why Bond seemed so un-Britishly suave like in QOS was the lack of womanizing - (Bond respected Olga Kurylenko's Character so much he didn't even sleep with her). Other than that, Craig's Bond is still James Bond.

WalkinRobot
WalkinRobot

QoS was lame, it was like oh we got the call of duty engine and lets get some COD gameplay and f"" it. Goldeneye and 007 everything or nothing was freakin good!!!

Rob_101
Rob_101

That wolfestein game better be good... OR ELSE!.................... I won't buy it :)

mspranav
mspranav

why din't they do a goldeneye for pc .? :(

touchyourtoes
touchyourtoes

No Wolfenstein for the PS3? WTF is that about? Activision can blow me with some of their decisions.