Activision has announced their plans to expand the Call of Duty brand following the publisher's dismissal of Infinity Ward studio leads Jason West and Vince Zampella, who have now been confirmed as no longer being with the company.
A new game in the Call of Duty series will be released some time in 2011 and will be handled by newly formed Activision studio Sledgehammer Games, lead by Dead Space veterans Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey.
While Infinity Ward continue working on downloadable map packs for Modern Warfare 2, Treyarch - the studio behind World at War - will stillrelease their Call of Duty game this autumn.
According to the presser, the Sledgehammer Games title is an "action-adventure" game meaning fans may actually be able to expect two Call of Duty titles in 2011.
Beyond the two CoD titles, Activision also announced their plans to look at new genres for the franchise as well as branching out into the Asian market with the lucrative series.
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