Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty Development Focusing On PS4 And Xbox One
Peter Donnell / 3 years ago
In a recent interview with IGN, Activision Publishing’s CEO, Eric Hirshberg, confirmed that Sledgehammer’s upcoming Call of Duty game is being developed primarily for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, will be heading to the next-gen platforms later this year.
“Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development,” says Hirshberg. “Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact that the technology of the next-gen platforms was still coming into focus and changing quite a bit during the development process…. Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development.”
The transition to the new consoles has certainly happened a lot quicker than was expected, or that any other format prior to this new generation of consoles. However, with great hardware came a distinct lack of killer software and it’s up to developers like Sledgehammer to prove what they can do with the new consoles.
Details are a little thin on the ground about the new game, but it’s Call of Duty, so one can expect a first person shooter with a military theme and competitive multiplayer content. Activision expect Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty to be different from what Infinity Ward and Treyarch are doing, but it’ll no doubt have many of the regular traits.
The real good news is that while Call of Duty has been lacking in the quality department, having three studios now developing games for the series means a longer development cycle for each entry into the series, lets hope that the extra time is put to good use improving the game and hopefully give them time to innovate.
“we’ve got more capabilities than ever before to play with and we want to make sure our developers have the time to innovate, iterate, to bring the best creative vision and the most possible polish to each and every game.”
So there you have it, more Call of Duty titles in development that ever before, with each spending a little longer in development and three studios putting their unique touches on the games. Only time will tell if this is good news or bad news.
Thank you IGN for providing us with this information.