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Report: Raven working on Call of Duty

Bond and X-Men games on hold?

Reports have emerged that Raven Software has been parachuted in by owners Activision to work on the Call of Duty franchise.

Both Kotaku and G4, quoting unnamed sources, suggest that the Wolfenstein and Singularity developer has been pulled off an unannounced James Bond game to pick up slack on Call of Duty. Original COD developer Infinity Ward is in disarray after many senior staff left to work with sacked heads Jason West and Vince Zampella at their new studio Respawn.

G4 believes that Raven has been put to work designing map packs for Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which will be released this November.

Kotaku reports that another Raven game, based on X-Men and following its work on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has also been put on hold. Activision is "flipping out" about the situation at Infinity Ward, according to Kotaku's source.

According to Activision, Infinity Ward is working on a new Call of Duty title. Activision's newly-formed Sledgehammer Games studio is also making an action game bearing the Call of Duty name.

Meanwhile, Raven's sci-fi shooter Singularity is due for release in June.

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