We once heard about a rumor concerning an "action/adventure" Call of Duty , supposedly in development at Activision's Sledgehammer Studios.
Unsurprisingly, the publisher is laser-focused on the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 but executive Eric Hirshberg told Industry Gamers that despite their necessary focus, Sledgehammer's project hasn't fallen by the wayside. Said Hirshberg:
"We haven’t announced the future slate or future plans for the studio. They were originally working on an extension of the Call of Duty franchise into an action/adventure genre and that’s a game I still want to play. That’s a supreme, incredible group doing that. All I can say is right now they’re 100% focused on Modern Warfare 3."
Of course, the big question is- will such a title appeal to the hardcore CoD fans? Don't they just want a shooter? And how would an "action/adventure" CoD title work, really? These are questions that even Activision can't answer right now; when asked if such a move would be a smart direction for the franchise, Hirshberg simply responded- "It remains to be seen."