Some time ago, we heard rumors about a mystery Call of Duty that wasn't in development at either Infinity Ward or Treyarch. It was apparently in development at Activision-owned Sledgehammer Games, although no official details existed at the time.

However, Sledgehammer has finally decided to make an announcement…of sorts. According to Industry Gamers , the studio has confirmed they are cranking away on Call of Duty 8 , "a game that will take the stories of actual servicemen and turn them into playable situations." The info comes from a few recent Twitter updates by studio co-founder Glen Schofield. It certainly sounds like it could be very authentic and very intriguing:

"Working w/ military guys- their stories will blow you away. Names/locations will change but some situations going in the game- real stuff!"

Schofield also mentioned that music composition for their new project would start soon: "Picking composers 4 the game. Fun stuff, think we found a great fit. Audio will be better than what we did in Dead Space." That's right; some of these guys at Sledgehammer are the same who helped bring you EA's stellar survival/horror title, which went over extremely well with critics and gamers alike. They're dubbing Call of Duty 8 an "adventure FPS," in that it's a spin-off from the standard series.

So yeah, that's three CoDs currently in development: Call of Duty: Black Ops by Treyarch and set for November 9, the third Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward and slated for some time next year (not yet official), and now, Call of Duty 8 . Well, maybe the latter will be something very fresh, and that's worth our attention.

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booze925
booze925
12 years ago

nuh-uh! theres 3

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

really its not hard LOL

Him
Him
12 years ago

Oh boy

SixSpeedKing
SixSpeedKing
12 years ago

Yeah it's just too much already. The last one I bought, (I'm ashamed to admit) was MW2 and that's the last unless some awesome, original, incredibly sweet one comes out. But I highly doubt that will happen for a long time.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
12 years ago

At an announcement like this I'd say "FPS overload", but now is "Call of Duty overload"

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

Well at least they will have 2 years to work on a call of duty game before they send it to market. Hell maybe they will have time to overhaul the graphics every time (I know it's wishfull thinking but a guy can dream)

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
12 years ago

actually mw3 and cod 8 are supposed to come out next year.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

LOl, I had posted this earlier in the Anti-vision thread too

Phoelix
Phoelix
12 years ago

This is too much.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
12 years ago

Great! Just what we need; more Call of Duty!

Godslim
Godslim
12 years ago

u dont like dont buy it y complain

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

It takes shelf space away from more interesting games.

Also, success breeds imitations, which we definitely do not need.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 8/14/2010 4:16:46 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
12 years ago

So then, this is coming out before Modern Warfare 3 it seems. What I want to know is whether Activision will continue their one CoD/year schedule, or if they will ramp it up now that they have three different teams working on the franchise. At least it gives more of a chance for them to create a polished product that isn't all about cashing in on the name with a three year cycle, so that's a good thing.

Although if I want an FPS which provides me with the experiences of the servicemen as this promises to do, I'll stick with MoH, and Six Days in Fallujah if that ever sees the light of day.
Peace.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I'm thinking 3 CODs per year.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Wait, he said they were picking composers, then "Audio will be better than WE did in Dead Space." Dead Space was done by Visceral, so I don't get it. Freelancing composers aren't a "we" in your stupid little studio.

This will be the death knell for COD, people will finally be sick of it. And you know what? Just about anything you make up and stick in a war game is "real stuff!" because everything has happened in war.

booze925
booze925
12 years ago

death of call of duty?
HA!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

As I understand it, a few current Sledgehammer members are former Visceral members.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

The music guys?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/12/2010 1:15:58 AM

gangan19
gangan19
12 years ago

is Sledgehammer new in the call of dookie franchise?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

Visceral would be Dante's Inferno i believe

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

Schofield and his partner (who founded Sledgehammer and are no doubt the "we") were the chief forces behind Dead Space before they put up their own shingle.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
12 years ago

What? Wow. i lost track already. Isn't BLACK OPS suppose to be COD 6? COD 5 was World at War at 4 was modern warfare. Jeez.

johnld
johnld
12 years ago

its pretty funny how infinity ward removed the call of duty tag away from modern warfare. i mean, only the regular edition case of the game had call of duty.

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

So what technically is the difference between a regular fps and an adventure fps?

Activision has officially gotten ridiculous. 3 COD's in such a short time is outlandish. Next we'll find out they have more studio's making them so they can release 2 a year.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Probably artificially inflating the length of the game by having you wander about more.

johnld
johnld
12 years ago

adventure fps gives you a few extra bullets less in the clip and takes more bullets to kill people. that way the game will seem to get longer.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

@ World

You mean like JRPGs? 😉

NonProphet
NonProphet
12 years ago

I wonder if that's enough already. This cows teet is getting chafed.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
12 years ago

Call of Duty 2010, 2011, 2012.

Hey, it works for sports games.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
12 years ago

But they'd have to limit themselves to one per year.

I'm looking forward to COD January 2012, but I may wait for COD February. Decisions decisions…

booze925
booze925
12 years ago

im getting a job, so im in. im interested to see how they can put adventure into a CoD game.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
12 years ago

Not quite looking forward to this one, rather wait for Treyarch's CoD in 2012.

Hezzron
Hezzron
12 years ago

Would it be more pleasing to the handful of grumpy old men around here if they removed the "Call Of Duty" tag from the title?

I wouldn't be in a hurry to turn my nose up to it. It might actually be interesting. This is a new developer working on what apparently seems to be new game play.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

The way I understand it is that anti-vision's rotating the developers, just like they did with I.W., & T.
Only this time they've got 3 developers with S.G. now in the mix.

And even though there will be a new COD for every year, I would at least hope it would take a couple years for each developer to make his own version of the game.

But……..
I figure at this rate, anti-vision will probably hire 21 more developer houses, just so they can have a new COD brought out every 3 months.

(Warning:all re-hashed DLC maps not included with game)


Last edited by BikerSaint on 8/12/2010 12:45:55 AM

CharlesD
CharlesD
12 years ago

Eh, w.e. if they want to make a million CoD games, go ahead.. Still up to us weather or not we're going to buy em.

Sol
Sol
12 years ago

I always enjoy playing "real"istic battles in games. I might look it up though I still have to catch up to the FPS craze. The last FPS I played seriously was MoH Rising Sun. It wasn't until I borrowed MW2 from a friend a couple days ago to see what you guys meant about it (uber fun). It's too bad I'll have to return it to my friend soon, I'll pick up Black Ops when I get the money and mayber the new MoH.

Seriously though there are too many FPSs nowadays…

Temjin001
Temjin001
12 years ago

Activision just needs to start counting CoD's by year.

CoD '10
CoD '11
CoD '12
etc.

A person could walk into the used section of Gamestop and see outdated CoD's clumped up next to old Madden's selling for $2.99 a piece.

With talk of multiple CoD's releasing in one year they could have
spring and winter editions.

spiderboi
spiderboi
12 years ago

You've a problem there, Temjin. You forget, they dish out a minimum of 2 per year so the '10 '11 tags wont work.

Depending on the quality, they should just rightfully give the version update number (with MW2 being MW1.5 instead, for example). I know it seems I'm flaming MW but i played both and for me it just seems that way.

Temjin001
Temjin001
12 years ago

Journalist: Okay, so lets talk about the upcoming mega-hit CoD '11 Spring edition.

Activision: Simpler, Quicker, Deeper. That's what's in these days.

Journalist: Oh, sort of like Madden?

Activision: Some what, yes. We decided to cut the single player campaign down to about 2 hours. This way the gamers get passed the lonely stuff and move right into the online multi-play where the action is. With all the online content we put into these games now we don't have enough disc space to pack in a lengthy campaign. And we're not paying Microsoft a $5 royalty for any additional game discs.

Journalist: So what makes the game deeper?

Activision: Pre-game planning. You map out the route your player takes before the match. This way all you have to is fire bullets when the game begins….

spiderboi
spiderboi
12 years ago

*Journalist takes CoD 48 Prestige Edition MP5 Navy and tries to shoot self*

Activision: Oh, the bullets for that come in CoD 49 Prestige…

*Journalist bashes self to death with the MP5 Navy*

*Ben comes over*

Ben: It's not worth it man. Let it go.

Fane1024
Fane1024
12 years ago

"With talk of multiple CoD's releasing in one year they could have spring and winter editions."

You mean, like FIFA? 😉

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

This is crazy sh*t! We knew it was coming but actually seeing that up is just ridiculous… Anti-vision are burying themselves with this crud of hot steaming poo…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

___________
___________
12 years ago

wait, so its going to be different than previous CODs?
wait….. antivision are actually investing in some innovative new ideas………
holly crap first DNF relives and now this…..
ITS CONFIRMED HELL HAS FINALLY FROZEN OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dante_zero
dante_zero
12 years ago

if there are 3 different studios working on COD games are they building their own graphics engine per studio, are they building a engine together to get the best graphically out of later COD games coming or are they gonna start using licensed engines like Unreal or Cry-Engine. it'll be interesting to see how they progress cause they kinda maxed out the original COD engine with MW2 which compared to games a year later looks outdated.

Underdog15
Underdog15
12 years ago

Ohhhhh, I get it! If they release 3 a year, and we buy all of them, THEN we'll feel like we get a complete SP experience. Crafty, crafty!

spiderboi
spiderboi
12 years ago

Would your "crafty crafty" be of any reference to Star Craft 2 that will also be released in 3 saga's instead of all in one? LOL

spiderboi
spiderboi
12 years ago

Please let them attach quality, since the speed they roll down games down the pipeline is worrisome. Take for example the GH series. I would rather they take some risk and make a new IP with the brand of action they propose rather than sticking to a "gamer-will-buy" title. Have some balls, Activision!

Jawknee
Jawknee
12 years ago

Lame. No one knows how to run a series into the ground quite like Craptivision.

Wissam
Wissam
12 years ago

LOL. at call of duty 8.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

It's gonna hit it's numbers faster than FF got to theirs D: