Is 3 Call of Duty games in less than 2 years overkill? If not, it's awfully close.

The burning embers of a once-proud game…

Simply amazing. Just totally, out-of-this-world amazing. Activision is said to be working on no less than three new Call of Duty games, to be released before 2012. That’s three games in less than two years. You’d think that Activision learned its lesson with Guitar Hero. Remember when Guitar Hero was white-hot in 2007? The game was everywhere! Now? Is there anybody left on the planet who has any interest in the game, or the genre as a whole?

This news comes to us by way of Dam Amrich, an Activision blogger and podcast champion. (That actually sounds like a neat job, being a publisher’s go-to guy like that.) Anyhow, the full quote, taken from an anti-Bobby Kotick (Activision’s CEO) Facebook group, reads:

They’ve confirmed three games in the next two years. Seeing as how there is a pattern of one new COD game every year, this is one new COD game from one new developer, and in a different genre from the core games we’ve seen.

Let’s assume that one, lone game is the much-rumored MMO, which, if our feedback is any indication, won’t exactly light the world on fire.

But, let’s wait and see what this mysterious developer comes up with before jumping to conclusions.

That still leaves two “core” Call of Duty games in the next few months, games developed after Infinity Ward imploded.

I don’t know, we’ve written enough about this in the recent past, but I really don’t know how many Call of Duty games the “average” is going to put up with.

There’s always Call of Duty 4 to play. That game is still good.