Over a year has passed since it was first announced that
Activision had signed
a new licence to produce James Bond videogames taking over from Electronic Arts, but today
the company confirmed their first 007 title is in the works.
The reason for the year-long silence may
be explained by the overlap in licences - EA's agreement
does not conclude
until September, from which point Activision will hold
exclusive rights until 2014.
Activision kicked off the German Games
Convention 2007 on Wednesday 22nd August with an announcement
company’s newest blockbuster franchise, James Bond,
is in development by powerhouse studios Treyarch, Beenox
and Vicarious Visions for next-generation consoles,
Windows PC and hand-held platforms.
MI6 can confirm that Treyarch are heading up development
on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, with Beenox producing
the PC version, and Vicarious Visions working on the hand-held
platforms. Treyarch recently released "Call of Duty
3" and "Spider-Man 3".