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  1. Treyarch Has Big Plans For 2009 James Bond Game

    Even though 007 fans have about a little less than a month to go until Activision’s Quantum of Solace is released, developer Treyarch is already brainstorming ideas for the follow-up James Bond game in 2009.

    In an interview with Videogamer.com, Quantum of Solace co-design director Adam Gascoine said that Treyarch was eager to work on another Bond game because they have ‘a lot more to say’.

    ‘I do know that our team wants to work on the next Bond,’ he stated. ‘Because we feel we have a lot more to say. The first game in a franchise is never the greatest game ever made. We’ve got a really good game and we’re really proud of it but we want to build. We want to go like Call of Duty 1 to Call of Duty 2, Halo 1 to Halo 2. We want to make sure that gamers can play this and say all right this is the start of a dynasty. This is going to get better and better and better.’

    He continued: ‘There’s stuff we really want to improve on. We also want to get driving in the game. We had it in the game for like a year, but we took it out because we didn’t want to do a license game where it’s just got everything and is an average level all the way through. So we took all of those resources and put them into combat. But if we do the game again, another version, we want to put some of that stuff back in.’

    Following up the original announcement that Activision was lining up future 007 games as an annual event, Gascoine added there would likely be two developers working simultaneously on them.

    Keep your eye on the CommanderBond.net main page for the most complete and up-to-date coverage of Activision’s Quantum of Solace.

    Quantum of Solace will be released on 31 October in the UK and 4 November in the US on the following formats: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS and Windows PC.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-10-07
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