The upcoming 007
game just got an ammo clip of good news.* Quantum of Solace, currently in development at Treyarch
, is running on the Call of Duty 4
game engine and due out this Fall alongside the movie. "We look forward to launching Bond: Quantum of Solace in Q3 concurrent with movie. This game uses the Call of Duty 4 engine and technology to bring Bond games to a new level," said Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith in a conference call
yesterday (36:20 mark).
Why does this excite us? Simply put: COD4
is one of the best multiplayer experiences currently available on consoles, and it gives us hope that this version will be able recapture the magic we felt when we first tried split-screen Goldeneye
on the Nintendo 64. It also gives us an idea as to what platforms we can expect to see the game on -- likely Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and perhaps PC. Quantum of Solace, the film, is releasing October 31 in the UK, November 7 in North America.
* Note: Fear not, the writer of this joke has indeed been eliminated.
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