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Call of Duty 5 to feature 'new theatre'

Series will return to PS2 and Wii.

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Activision has confirmed that a fifth instalment in the Call of Duty series is on the way - revealing that it'll be set in "a new military theatre".

Like COD4 it'll be released for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and DS. And this time round there will be PS2 and Wii versions, too.

The news came in a conference call after Activision published its latest financial results, as reported by Gamespot. CEO Mike Griffith told listeners, "We'll bring the intensity of the recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title to a new military theatre, to engage our significantly larger user base which nearly doubled last year as new users came into the franchise."

Activision also revealed the Call of Duty 4 engine is being used for the new James Bond movie tie-in. The game is due out this autumn, which is also when new film The Quantum of Solace will be released. It's being developed by COD3 developer Treyarch, also responsible for the Spider-Man 3 game.

The publisher has yet to give a release date for Call of Duty 5, or confirm whether Infinity Ward is developing. But seeing as the last COD game they made sold 7 million copies worldwide, it seems likely.

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