Activision Gives Sledgehammer Its Own Call Of Duty Game, Studios In Three Year Rotation

GI:Sledgehammer, which worked with Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3, will be taking the reins of its own Call of Duty title. The studio was founded by Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, who previously worked with Visceral on the Dead Space series. Sledgehammer is leading this year's Call of Duty game.

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BehindGames1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

So no more COD until 2017?
Actually its kind of good news, the game will be better in three years of development.

famoussasjohn1625d ago

No, now 3 developers are doing COD in rotations. So it'll go Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and then Sledgehammer. Though it's possible you can switch Treyarch and Sledgehammer on who will come first. So each one will have their own release of Call of Duty, but will be 3 years in between each release of the respective developers.

waltonboy521625d ago

Sledgehammer will be 2014 then treyarch 2015. Activison confirmed it. but yes your correct 3 year cycle.

TomShoe1625d ago

I miss Treyarch. Ghosts is awful.

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1625d ago

fuck i need to play some Nazi Zombies now i have to wait till next years wow..

Black ops is the only COD I've been buying

incredibleMULK1625d ago

Treyarch makes the best IMO. Infinity ward did good with mw2 and ghosts. Sledgehammer multiplayer was pretty boring in mw3. Campaign was OK though.

webeblazing1624d ago

3 devs working on COD this is just sad. So none of these devas deserve to work on an ambitious IP that they want? They been nursing someone's else baby for the longest. This is the worst.

WeedyOne1624d ago

On the bright side maybe the games will get more polish considering the individual studios will have 3 years between their version of COD to fine tune things. Either that or maybe they will have time to make COD and maybe 1 new original IP each during the 3 year span?

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daggertoes831625d ago

Yes it would but that will never happen.

pompombrum1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Is it good news though? At present, Treyarch are the only ones making good COD games. So after their next one, we gotta wait 3 years before COD is worth playing again? Possibly a blessing in disguise as by the time their next one comes along, less dedicated COD players will probably find it somewhat fresh again.

LexHazard791625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Blacks Ops 1 to me is their best followed by world at war for introducing zombies!

Omegasyde1625d ago

More development time = (supposingly) better game as its not rushed. Madden or any annual EA game is an example of rushed product

Garethvk1625d ago

More likely a new engine and a new franchise so they can spend a year and change on the engine and then the rest on the game. Infinity Ward and Treyarch will keep cranking out the games until then.

Gasian1625d ago

Not the biggest fan of COD ,but this is good news. Hopefully some fresh blood does these games well and a longer development cycle hopefully means new ideas can actually make it into the game. :)

Globox20121625d ago

3 year rotation? Thank God.

I'm not the biggest fan of CoD however, a extra year will do wonder to freshen up the games, I often feel 2 years isn't enough time. And I doubt Activison want a Battlefield 4 fiasco where its released in a broken manner.

famoussasjohn1625d ago

We're still getting CoD every year. Nothings really changing other than another developer in the mix. Although they've already helped with the MW3 release since Infinity Ward was a skeleton crew with a good portion of them leaving to Respawn for Titanfall.

--Onilink--1625d ago

actually it does change because it means that each dev now has has 1 whole extra year for development.

Theoretically it should mean better games... who knows what will actually happen

4ShotKing1625d ago (Edited 1625d ago )

Great... Another Modern Warfare game... I was really hoping those WW2 rumors were true for the next CoD game, however the 3 year rotation is great news, 3 years is the sweet spot for development time, so I look forward to Treyarch's next game as they're the best developer out of the three IMO

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