Ain’t it grand when you can set two people up on a blind date? Why, just this week head of EA Games Frank Gibeau set up Mr. Foot with Ms. Mouth. He also proclaims the days of average licensed games is over, in the same month his publisher released the utterly woeful Kinect-compatible Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Yup, we think Johnny Foot is going to be very Happy in Jenny Mouth.
Yeah, so we're not a film site admittedly, but elsewhere on the GamesRadar network, TotalFilm.com has a load of new Quantum of Solace info you can't miss. Given that a new next-gen Bond game is almost certainly on the cards we reckon you'll forgive us this little introduction.
The new James Bond game will be developed by Spider-Man 2 developer, Treyarch, and will be the first Bond since Activision acquired the 007 license from Electronic Arts.
The news comes from a job listing on the Activision website which ran "Treyarch is looking for a gameplay designer for our upcoming Bond title". It was also mentioned that Treyarch is looking for people to work on next-gen titles, which suggests the new Bond game will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
This new Bond game
So it's being rumoured that Raven Software, the Activision-owned developer of the criminally under-promoted Singularity, is hard at work on a unannounced Bond game that had previously been stalled by MGM's financial troubles. I don't know whether to happy about this story or not. Reasons I should be: Raven have previously been said to be reduced to Call of Duty DLC monkeys since Activision ensured that their excellent time-travelling FPS didn't sell. Reasons I shouldn't be: A Bond game tends to be the kiss of death, however good your studio is.
Seriously, Activision giving you the Bond license is like being given a massive cake for your birthday, only to realise it's your 30th and you're in Logan's Run. Hopes and fears? I have plenty of both. Click on.