Activision: ‘We’ve got the best shooter this Christmas’

Activision-owned developer Treyarch feels its latest Call of Duty title will top the likes of Gears of War, Far Cry and Resistance 2 to become the must-have shooter of Christmas.

World at War is the sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which topped the Christmas charts last year and is still the most played game on Xbox Live. And Activision’s senior producer Noah Heller, insists that fans of that game will not be disappointed with the follow-up.

There’s a lot of competition this year, but I feel very strongly we have the best shooter this Christmas,” he explained. There is a lot of people new to the Call of Duty franchise following COD4, and they won’t be disappointed.

I’m looking forward to Gears of War, Far Cry and Resistance 2, and I’m sure they will be great games, but I am confident the consumer will come back to Call of Duty.”

However, Heller admits that following Modern Warfare has been a massive challenge for the firm.

Along with the ‘why are you returning to WWII?’ questions, we’ve been asked ‘how are you possibly going to follow up COD4?’ And the answer to that question was not to focus on the previous game, But to make our own game on our own merits and our own strengths, and show people what we can do.”

Call of Duty: World at War will be released on Wii, PlayStation 2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Nintendo DS on November 14th.

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