Aside from more Call of Duty and James Bond games getting the nod, the publishing giant has clearly stated that the next Tony Hawk will be freeing the hands.
This gives a huge boost to skateboard peripheral theories, which weren't hard to string together after the waves of marketing leaks a while back. The solution to EA's Skate?
It's no secret that EA pulled off a miracle with Skate as it knocked away any notion of a 'Tony Hawk clone' and firmly cemented itself as a serious title with a love/hate control scheme. Activision admitted that Tony Hawk needs to change to prove it has substance once again.
The next Call of Duty is expected in Fall 2009 and is once again back in Infinity Ward's hands to develop the upcoming title. Bizarre Creations are also said to be "working on 3rd person Bond game for 2009" reports Newsweek's N'Gai Croal.