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Infinity Ward: We're going after Halo 3...

Can Call of Duty 4 really blast Bungie's massively anticipated sequel into second place on Xbox 360?

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4 is one of many console big budget first-person shooters due to be released this Christmas. But for the developer there's only one game in its sights when it comes to Xbox 360 - Bungie's Halo 3.

"Some people say 'Oh gosh, there's this big competition out there and so we should move our ship date because we're feeling uncomfortable'. We love competition. I think for the 360 it's pretty much Halo 3 that's the competition so we're going after who we think are at the top of the game right now and we want to take those guys on", Infinity Ward president and studio head Grant Collier told Next-Gen.

He went on to declare that with Call of Duty 4 on PS3 "we're number one". Epic and Unreal Tournament III may have something to say about that.

Both Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 will be impressive shooters, but can the former really stomp all over Master Chief's debut on Xbox 360? We can but wait and see...'s full interview with Grant Collier can be read here.