Sledgehammer Games: ‘There Is A Lot Of Pressure On Call of Duty

Talking about that, Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Michael Condrey discussed the kind of pressure that is on the development teams to consistently manage to be the top franchise that Call of Duty now is.

“Yeah, there is a lot of pressure,” Condrey told Polygon. “It’s curious, because it’s a question we get asked a lot about sales. And it’s a weird answer, but its true that we don’t ever talk about sales.”

“I was thinking about it the other day,” Condrey said. “So like the New England Patriots. Tom Brady. The winningest Super Bowl team in the past decade. Those poor bastards, they have to win the Super Bowl every year or they’ve failed, right? … And so for us, it’s a little bit like that. … There’s some pressure with that, I won’t lie.”

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1stPersonHuman1505d ago

Love it or hate it, COD sells. Its understandable that a new dev wants to make their mark, and gain a passionate fanbase, while still catering to the millions of COD fans looking for a new game with the same type of gameplay. I believe that Advance Warfare (from what I have seen) seems to cater to both fans. I hope that Sledgehammer did a good job with this game, and I will pick it up later in the year.

TheLastColossus1505d ago

They stole too many stuff from Treyarch

WeAreLegion1505d ago

Treyarch... The company that took what the original Infinity Ward did and made the series a joke? That Treyarch? They copied almost everything.

Vegamyster1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Every game borrows certain elements from other game, it's not like Treyarch didn't borrow lots of ideas from the old IW :p


I thought Black Ops 1 & 2 were better than MW3 & Ghosts and the zombie mode is fun, wouldn't say they made the series a joke.

venom061505d ago

there's no pressure on these people at all.. as long as you have the stupid a#$ number 1 CoD fanboy site IGN on your side, you have NOTHING to worry.. ever since that copy and paste garbage MW3 got a 9, CoD/Activision has pretty had IGN in there back pockets.. nothing to see here..

Muzikguy1504d ago

For me I've seen enough to know I don't want it. I can already picture all the problems(annoyances) in the game. A lot of those are from being airborn. I think COD has reached its peak and is going to start to taper off. May be a bit of wishful thinking lol

TheLastColossus1505d ago

Still buying the game though

DeadlyOreo1504d ago

Same can't wait! I've more or less waited 2 years for this as I didn't really touch Ghosts. I genuinely think Advanced Warfare will be a good game.

bennissimo1505d ago

I hated Ghosts. Advanced Warfare has me excited again. I'm as excited for this as I was for MW2, which was a hell of a lot.

The maps look fun and diverse, and the updates to the create-a-class system and character models seem to be a step in the right direction. Can't wait to see what next Monday brings... :)

FullmetalRoyale1505d ago

I will only do campaign on Monday, but I too and very excited for this one. I buy games if they look good, and this looks good. Though my most anticipated game of the year is easily DA: Inquisition, followed by Unity.

It will be great to kill time with so I don't go crazy the closer those get to releasing. It looks like a lot of fun.

martinezjesus19931505d ago

I usually do the campaign first too but ill taje advantage of that double xp day zero, and then Ill do single player on tuesday

martinezjesus19931505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

I only played ghosts during that weekend they had it for free on ps4, I saw why people said it was the worst cod ever made. I really really want Call of Duty to be good again, I remember the good ol days when I used to rush home so I could get my hands on with Cod 4 and MW2. Advanced Warfare has got me excited again, lets hope it lives up to my personal hype.

user56695101505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

I doubt it. I don't think anyone expect much from them. If its the same people won't notice . As long as the mp is addictive people will still buy it its like crack to them .

AiirJordann231505d ago

I haven't been excited for a call of duty game in awhile can't wait til the 3rd

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