Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Set For 2014, Sledgehammer Developing
Activision has confirmed that 2014’s Call of Duty game will be developed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 developers Sledgehammer and that the Call of Duty franchise will have a three year development cycle from now on.
To maintain annual releases with the three year development cycle, Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer wlll alternate on development.
“In order to implement the three-year development cycle, we needed a third studio capable of delivering the level of excellence required for the West’s biggest interactive entertainment franchise, which bring us to our next change in approach this year,” Activision said in their financial call.
“The development of this year’s Call of Duty game is being led by Sledgehammer Games.”
“They’ve demonstrated their skill on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and on their past highly rated games. They are the perfect choice to support our new approach and bring fresh ideas and creativity to this great franchise and to raise the bar for next-gen games overall, which we believe they can do, Activision continued.
It is not yet clear exactly where Sledgehammer will be taking the Call of Duty series in 2014, but, given that they worked on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, it’s not unreasonable to assume that 2014’s Call of Duty will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.