Activision are poised to announce the name and release date of their 2012 Call of Duty title on the 1st of May and with just 7 days to go they have secured a new domain name (www.theblastfurnace.com) and filed a trademark application for “The Blast Furnace”
The trademark application doesn’t have any more detail other than it covers “Computer Game Software” and “Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game”
So is this another Call of Duty game or is the timing just a coincidence? Call of Duty: The Blast Furnace is quite a mouthful so maybe it’s just an entirely new game.
According to some research done by fusible the domain name itself was purchased for between $10 000 and $20 000 so Activision obviously really wanted this name.