Call of Duty 2014 to be made by Sledgehammer Games?

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As many of you may by now Call of Duty is a yearly title made in alternatively by Activision owned studios Infinity Ward and Treyarch. Last year’s Call of Duty titled Call of Duty: Ghosts was developed by Infinity Ward so many would presume that it would be Treyarch’s turn next.

This is conflicted by reports coming in from Sledgehammer Games’ website (and Linkedin) who are looking to fill 10 or so temporary positions to work “on the next Call of Duty game”. Sledgehammer Games is also an Activision owned studio founded in 2009 and helped Infinity Ward in the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 alongside Beachhead Studio.

Now if this rumor is indeed true and Sledgehammer Games are indeed working on Call of Duty 2014 then it’ll mean that Call of Duty is now shifting to a 3 year developmental cycle. Sledgehammer Games has not worked on a project after finishing Modern Warfare 3 in 2011.

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This cycle would have Treyarch’s next game come out in 2015, their last outing was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in 2012.

I personally think this is a great decision and would improve the quality of the games. Call of Duty: Ghosts, to me at least feels rushed and quality of the games has been going down with each installment. The yearly Call of Duty title is announced in the first half of February so we’ll surely find out what’s going on next month.

What do you think? Would Sledgehammer Games be able to make a good Call of Duty title? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Nathan Yocum

    Ooooooolllllllllldddddd news and slightly off. The sentences below are from 3 months ago and stem from a previous confirmation of the release from Activision. They said they were working on what is said in the last paragraph below and that Treyarch would indeed work on the next installment from “their knowledge”.
    “Call of Duty studios Treyarch and Sledgehammer Games are believed to be working on new entries in the series.

    Sledgehammer’s new Call of Duty game–aiming for “hyper-realism”–will reportedly feature a “fresh new AAA aural experience.” Meanwhile, Treyarch created the Black Ops sub-brand.

    Also during the call, Kotick said Activision continues to work with Chinese Internet giant Tencent on Call of Duty Online, a free-to-play entry in the series in development for China.”

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