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.

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