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An Infinity Ward engineer's resume appears to corroborate recent reports that the studio's next Call of Duty title, presumably coming out next year, will include versions made for future-generation consoles.
Alongside "XB2" (Xbox 360) and "PS3" on the list of platforms for the company's currently unannounced title—which is presumably a Modern Warfare 4—are "PC DX11" and an intriguing "TBA." Additionally, Infinity Ward is working on a "new high-end DX11 code base" for the game.
Given the prohibitive costs of current AAA game production, it seems unlikely that the next-generation versions of Infinity Ward's next game will be an entirely different game from the current-generation versions, as was the case for Call of Duty 2; rather, a more feasible scenario is that current-gen versions are ported down from their cutting-edge counterparts.
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According to a job listing from earlier this month, id Software is developing "an unannounced game for future-generation consoles." The listing also mentions that "Familiarity with id Software games, characters, brands and universes" is a requirement — which basically narrows the possibilities to Rage, Wolfenstein, Quake, and Doom (technically, the anticipated Doom 4 hasn't been announced, even though id people have referenced it).