Treyarch has 007's next-gen number

Job listing reveals internal Activision studio is working on a James Bond game for next-generation consoles.

Treyarch sure is a busy place these days. Besides being the developer of the Spider-Man games, the Santa Monica-based, Activision-owned developer is working one of its parent company's biggest titles--Call of Duty 3 for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Now, it has been revealed that Treyarch has been handed another high-profile franchise. A job listing on the Activision Web site is currently accepting applications for the position of "Gameplay Designer, Bond." "Treyarch is looking for a Gameplay Designer for our upcoming Bond title," reads the listing.

The job post goes on to emphasize that "the studio is focusing on developing and hiring for next-gen titles," indicating that the Bond game in question will appear on at least one next-generation console. However, Activision declined to specify any platforms. "We don't have anything else to add other than what was posted online," said a rep.

In May, Activision acquired "worldwide rights to create video games for all current- and next-generation consoles, PC, and handheld platforms" based on the James Bond character. Previously, Electronic Arts had the license but opted out of its contract with MGM and the production company EON, owners of the James Bond film license. Recently, Sony bought MGM in a multibillion-dollar deal.

The Activision deal includes both original games set in the Bond universe and games based on new films, such as the forthcoming Casino Royale. Royale will be the first film to feature Daniel Craig (pictured--Layer Cake, Munich) in the role of Agent 007 and is slated to hit theaters on November 17.

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124 comments
rharrigal
rharrigal

O and 4 all of the people arguing about who was the best bond: Connery: the original, the best, period. The step in for connery (dont remember his name): NO. Moore: not as good as connery, but could get used to him Dalton: crap. dont even mention him. Brosnan: Yea he was good but nothing like connery. Craig: thank you for stopping the stupid future gadgets. Good actor.

rharrigal
rharrigal

plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz treyarch dont mess this up it could be awesome

ishoturface
ishoturface

treyarch does not suk cod3 was and is awsome!

terdoo
terdoo

I believe Activision wont let Treyarch mess this one up.Besides for how long this game has been under wraps,who knows how good its going to be.

ps3thabest
ps3thabest

Treyarch sucks u are going 2 kill the next cod game and u messed up spiderman 3 if u mess this up u are goin 2 pay

Terminator736
Terminator736

What is wrong with Treyarch! They make good games, they made Call of Duty 3 and that was good.

punksta99
punksta99

Treyarch? Noooooo... That's exactly what I said when I saw the headline.

gemi9
gemi9

Anyone who still thinks Daniel Craig isn't a good bond after watching Casino Royale, should watch Layer Cake. It a damn good movie. As for the game, It needs to be as inovative as Goldeneye, something i always thought would be cool in a bond game is a freedom to choose what you bond you would like to play as. (exp. Connery - Craig) it would make multiplayer more diverse.

superfreak937
superfreak937

they simply have to base it on casino royale and whatever the 2nd part of it is (I mean the one where it continues the cliffhanger at the end) and they need to make it have a new gameplay feeling... like the movie casino royale was rough and tough and had a very gritty sort of feeling, this is what th game needs

adamska_br
adamska_br

To make a new Bond fps would be disastrpus and stupid, taking a step back from the awesome changes that "Everything or Nothing" did. The new game HAS TO BE IN 3rd PERSON. And they could try making it based on another of the old Bond movies, like "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", featuring George Lazenby, or any other movie with either Roger Moore (except "Moonraker") or Timothy Dalton. They're all alive, I think.

thenedinator
thenedinator

Sweet... Can't wait... *Bond Rules... Eva Green's definitely the definitive sex-symbol... Portrays THE Bond Girl better than Andress, even*

TQ_NintyNoE
TQ_NintyNoE

"James Bond movies used to be the sh**, now the're lame and futuristic. The games used to make you think and figure out ways to beat levels, in the newer ones all you had to do was pull out a "gadget" and you are on your way in nothing flat. I miss movies like Goldeneye where Bond was a stud, and he fought cleverly and skillfuly, not like the movie "Die Another Day" where Bond has a ****ing invisible car! When the hell has that ever happened? Bond films have turned into a young boys dream, its all lame now. Goldeneye was the only good Brosnan film, Brosnan was the best James Bond" So... at any point have you ever been interested in the franchise except 1997? It sounds as if the ONLY Bond film you liked was Goldeneye, and that wasn't the best. From Russia with Love, Die Another Day and Casino Royale are my favorites. Goldeneye is quite futuristic, and what about Moonraker? That was as futuristic as you could get back in the 70's. Bond's always been hightech, suave and cool, except that the image of cool itself has changed, and audiences are no longer wowed by a man killing another man in a fist fight.

molinaps3
molinaps3

Ok first im going to start out this Comment by saying, Casion Royale kicked ass. Daniel Craig was born to be the next James Bond and im sure Treyarch is going to do just fine with making the Bond games now i mean they kick ass with the Call of Duty seris. Now we get into who is the best James Bond. In my opinon, i tihnk Daniel is the best, but i still like Pierce Bronsan, Timothy Dalton, and Roger Moore. I think those men were the best James Bond but now they have a new good one and his name is Daniel Craig.

benboz
benboz

Daniel Craig is the best bond actor and Casino Royale is the best Bond movie ever. The game would be awesome.

thomasbensley56
thomasbensley56

Loved the movie (except for the crappy love story part of it) and hopefully the game will be just as great. I agree with Waitey1 Craig is an awesome new Bond

Waitey1
Waitey1

I've seen Casino Royale and it is in my opinion the best Bond film for years. It gives the series a much needed kick up the butt and Craig is now my favourite Bond, even including Connery. He seems born to play the role and the new film shows off just how cool Bond really is.

Beefman555
Beefman555

are you an idiot, donald, how was pierce the best bond ever,are you a 7 year old , connery was the best and always will be.

alex_bateman
alex_bateman

What this ea hell they'll just start slapping new features from russia with love and make a new bond game each year. and to PerfectDark0Fan yeah rare most likely could make another good bond game though they lost the licence to ea games so that dream is impossible.

GameCube0098
GameCube0098

Hopefully, this Daniel Stern kid will be good, both in the game and film. This may seem weird, but it just feels "right" playing with Pierce as 007. EA's only good Bond title was "Nightfire". It had an engaging story, which unfolded just like a movie would. I hope that they don't just use Sean Connery or Roger Moore as the characters like they did in FRWL. EA Games needs to buckle down, and concentrate on this next game.

hotplayer220
hotplayer220

I really hope Activion and Treyarch throw everything they have into the next Bond title. I would be super happy.

Danold
Danold

James Bond movies used to be the sh**, now the're lame and futuristic. The games used to make you think and figure out ways to beat levels, in the newer ones all you had to do was pull out a "gadget" and you are on your way in nothing flat. I miss movies like Goldeneye where Bond was a stud, and he fought cleverly and skillfuly, not like the movie "Die Another Day" where Bond has a ****ing invisible car! When the hell has that ever happened? Bond films have turned into a young boys dream, its all lame now. Goldeneye was the only good Brosnan film, Brosnan was the best James Bond

sharpshooter188
sharpshooter188

thank GOD it left EA's hands. they made 3 bond fps's and all three times they ****ed it up. i hope activition is able to come out with something at least similar to the original 007 for the 64. by that i mean as good.

_tsukasa
_tsukasa

I would be happy if they made a sequel to rogue agent and actually made it good. Rogue Agent had alot of cool and nifty ideas, but it was the worst execution I've ever seen. If they could fix the gameply, make you feel more like a villain and fix the multiplayer, Rogue agent could be very good.

akif22
akif22

brosnan was a great bond .. there was no need to replace him so soon and about the games, RARE should get back the licence so they can make goldeneye-esque FPSs

kinstar2002
kinstar2002

man i all i want is pierce bronsan bak i the james bond serius and in the video game

kefkaconchetuma
kefkaconchetuma

i guess we wont se another golden eye . that game totally rocked it's broke the same repetitive patern of fps and made it revolutionary i've never played a better fps that has such quality such as golden eye. this one the 007 treyarch game is surely going to be acceptable but it is imposible to surpass golden eye.

LexLas
LexLas

to: lilweightlifter & trolley98 "I hear you all the way " !!!! I've been waiting a long time for them to create a game with the same type of gameplay as the Original Nintendo version of 007. If they did I am defenitely putting on my list of next generation console games to purchase. To me the way Halo 2 looks is the way the new 007 should look and play like. SF

8th_pacifist
8th_pacifist

Craig was excellent in Munich so I reckon the naysayers are wrong. He can definitely play someone gung-ho but troubled. Which sounds a bit like Pierce Brosnan. The series was getting old anyway. Time for a new start (exactly what Goldeneye was going to be when it came out). Who cares if he's a bit blonde, so was Roger Moore. Just my two pence (cents)

Alex_das_menina
Alex_das_menina

What made MGS 3 worst than MGS 1 and 2? 007 feeling. Eva (Bond girl). That music (EEEEEKKKKKKKKKK ). I'm afraid of MGS 4 after what i see in MGS 3. The battle music in MGS 1 was great.

prostewart2020
prostewart2020

will everyone stop complaining about Daniel Craig. Look at Roger Moore he isnt what Ian described in Casino Royale but almost everyone liked him. I say at least give the guy a chance, you havent even seen the movie yet so shut up!!!

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

It would be cool to see what Activision have up their sleeves for the new 007 game

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

Bring back pierce brosnan.. this guy looks lame :(

bildo2020
bildo2020

I cant believe Bond is played by daniel craig....i lov the classic bonds....but its getting out of control!

PerfectDark0Fan
PerfectDark0Fan

Its supposed to come to all three platforms, I think. But im not sure because Pierce Brosnan isn't Bond and Daniel Craig sucks so their going to put him in it.

rifleman91
rifleman91

this game is gonna be horrible, this movie looks horrible too, they shouldve kept the last bond, broson or watever his name wuz.

PerfectDark0Fan
PerfectDark0Fan

Treyarch is going to be a busy company this year with Call Of Duty 3 and Casino Royale. New developer is the good news since EA didn't step up to the plate. The bad news is Pierce Brosan's likeness won't be on the game.

prostewart2020
prostewart2020

I think that ea should have used Free Radical to do a bond game. The Time Splitters games were great and it felt like goldeneye since its just about the same people who developed goldeneye.

sugreev2001
sugreev2001

Maybe Activision could change the franchise's fortunes.I did'nt like any of the spiderman games though.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

Never go back and play Goldeneye...it will make you sad. it just isn't anywhere ne\r as good as it once was. Halo and TimeSplitters put it to shame...

lilweightlifter
lilweightlifter

I hope this one is as good as Goldeneye was for the 64. That game is classic and you probably cannot be considered a full-fledged gamer if you haven't played that before. Hopefully this one will live up to Goldeneye's standards.

Manatassi
Manatassi

Has anyone here actualy read any of the actual books that the Films are loosley based upon? I'm guessing not. The new bond an the film are obviously designed to take the series back to the original books as they were starting to get a bit far fetched. Oh and his hair is dark blonde, they have darkened it. Anyway...