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Activision: Call of Duty busies 500+ devs

"It takes a village in this case."

There are more than 500 developers working on mega-brand Call of Duty, Activision has revealed.

That number represents the combined work of multiple studios - "It takes a village in this case," Activision Publishing executive vice president Dave Stohl told GamesBeat.

Upcoming Call of Duty game Modern Warfare 3 is a collaboration between Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. Sledgehammer Games had been making a third-person Call of Duty action adventure before being roped in to work on MW3.

Singularity developer Raven Software is also helping out with downloadable content, as it did with DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Black Ops studio Treyarch will make the Wii version of Modern Warfare 3, and n-Space will make MW3 for DS.

Meanwhile, new Activision studio Beachhead is making Call of Duty: Elite, and Treyarch expands Black Ops with more money-spinning map packs.

Demonware, the Activision-acquired multiplayer middle-ware company, makes the network code for the Call of Duty series.

That's seven studios all involved in Call of Duty.

The marketing team must be pretty big.

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