L.A. times reported that a new development team has joined the Call of Duty development family. While many development teams have played a part in side releases in the Call of Duty franchise, LA times makes it sound like this will be another team to work on the main entries saying “Although Infinity Ward and Treyarch have produced sequels in alternating years since 2005, the publisher now has a third development studio working on future versions.”
This could be good or bad. If the same cycle continues it means Activision plans on flooding the market with Call of Duty. On the other hand they could still release them at the same rate and give each team 2-3 years to work on the next iteration of the series from their team.
L.A. times also noted another interesting tidbit saying ” One person close to the company said it also was considering adapting Call of Duty as a massively multi-player online world.” That definitely would be an interesting take on the franchise. I honestly have no idea how it would work though.