Good. Maybe a new development team can infuse new life into a franchise that is, for all intents and purposes, stale. We can hope.

It seems that Sledgehammer Games is staffing up to handle a next-gen Call of Duty installment. This is according to CVG citing LinkedIn job listings for the aforementioned studio.

Sledgehammer is looking for a multiplayer designer, concept artist and senior animator, among other things. These job listings say the team is working on a "next-gen" CoD entry, which means a release for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you'd forgotten, Sledgehammer was originally formed to work on a third-person spin-off way back in 2009. However, that idea was scrapped and the studio assisted Infinity Ward with the creation and production of Modern Warfare 3 . Now, it appears that Activision is giving Sledgehammer a chance to shine by helming a new CoD all by themselves.

The publisher did confirm that a new Call of Duty would be launching later in 2014. That may or may not be the title for which Sledgehammer is currently hiring; gotta get some official details.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Sometimes you need fresh eyes. I do hope they manage to do something new with FPS since wherever CoD goes everyone else follows.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
7 years ago

A 3 year development cycle for the 3 studios can't hurt.
Hopefully they won't create a camper infested snipers alley like infinity ward just did with ghosts

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

Hopefully they'll make a good game. With the low bar set by Ghosts, it wouldn't take much to be an improvement…

Godslim
Godslim
7 years ago

lets wait and see how "next gen" it is. They would really need to up their game with this one tbh.

SASSYGIRL82
SASSYGIRL82
7 years ago

Hmm low bar set by ghosts thats funny since black ops 2 actually had far more trouble than ghosts had at launch

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