Next-gen Call Of Duty Already In Development?
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still riding high, but is a next-gen COD already in the works at Infinity Ward?
After aiding development on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as Inﬁnity Ward recovered from the departure of Jason West and Vincent Zampella, it seems Sledgehammer Games may be back on board for a sequel.
Looking at Activision’s tandem development cycle between Inﬁnity Ward and Treyarch (with Sledgehammer Games helping out the former), a job posting on the new studio’s website intimates that a new COD is in the works.
Which, obviously, is nothing to write home about. We were never in any doubt that a Call Of Duty, to be released after Treyarch’s next entry, would already be in the works, but it’s interesting to see that Sledgehammer Games is potentially back.
Call Of Duty 2013 will be taking advantage of the two-year development cycle and though we could easily equate Sledgehammer’s involvement as a sign of Inﬁnity Ward’s ongoing issues, what’s more likely is that Activision will be pushing as much development horsepower behind it as it can.
Sledgehammer proved it could easily slip into the development needs of Call Of Duty, too. No one could argue the game suffered because of Inﬁnity Ward’s troubles.
With that in mind, what we could be looking at with Sledgehammer’s job posting is the ﬁrst unofﬁcial recruitment for a next-gen game. 2013 is a perfect launch window for a new console and a next-gen COD would offer the perfect accompanying title.
We can only hope.
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