Spark signs with Sierra

Vivendi subsidiary claims rights to Call of Duty: Finest Hour developer's upcoming title on next-gen consoles.

After several tours of duty, the developers at Spark Unlimited are ready to leave the battlefields of World War II. No name or plot for the game has been revealed yet, but its new publisher has said it will see the Spark team (which developed Call of Duty: Finest Hour and consists of many veterans from the Medal of Honor series) try its hand at a game with a modern setting.

The game will be the first collaboration between Spark and Vivendi-owned Sierra Entertainment, which today announced that it is bringing the title to next-gen consoles. Details about plot and gameplay were not divulged, but the game will be based on a new intellectual property.

That news likely comes as a surprise to those who have been following news of the developer. In March, Atari announced that it had entered into "an exclusive agreement...for worldwide publishing rights across all media to all future titles developed by the award-winning creative team at Spark Unlimited."

Details of the first game from the Atari partnership were supposed to have been released in the spring, with the game itself arriving in stores this holiday season. Vivendi said it would give more details about its Spark title by the end of the year, with an expected 2007 shipping date for the project.

Neither Atari, Vivendi, nor Spark returned GameSpot's requests for comments as of press time.

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21 comments
MoldOnHold
MoldOnHold

wow, im suprised that spark can rebound so fast from its lawsuit with activision

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Hmm, Spark... never heard of them until now.

daser4454
daser4454

serria did make fear so ill look for it when it comes out

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Vivendi makes some nice games I wonder how this will turn out for them. I can't wait to see what Atari and them can do. I was thinking Miami Vice would turn out bad and I was shocked to see that it was a good game. So I will be looking forward to see what they can do next.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Well at least they're stepping off of the WWII thing, seems like we need to kick start WWIII to fully get rid of it. *grabs shotgun* Let's go!!

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

Great. Too bad I don't care either...as RoyalAssassin78 said.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

claiming rights to cod:finest hour is not a good thing

tonywilsn
tonywilsn

Well infinity ward is my main concerns they are the brains behind the real COD games .

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Spark are a good developer. Hope they get to make their dream game.

hemakm3
hemakm3

Not really into cod.

feld3d
feld3d

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superkoolstud
superkoolstud

Call of Duty:FH is nowhere near as good as COD and COD2 developed by Infinity Ward.

Writeous
Writeous

Right now its a mystery.. but i guess it is good news. Right now im more interested in Interstellar Marines.

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Yeah, great, whatever. I can't believe that the WWII genre is still alive and ticking. LET IT DIE!!!

limpbizkit818
limpbizkit818

The game wasnt bad, but it wasnt good. As always, it was too short.

RoyalAssassin78
RoyalAssassin78

Don't really care. COD: FH was a sorry excuse for a Call of Duty game....

_Sam_
_Sam_

That's great

sodafountan
sodafountan

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