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Rumor: Sledgehammer Cranking On Next-Gen Call Of Duty?

It's hard to know what Sledgehammer Games is working on.

We knew they helped Infinity Ward in the development of last year's mega blockbuster, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. We had also heard they might be creating an action/adventure CoD installment, a project that seems to have been canceled.

So what's the latest studio update? Well, according to 360 Magazine, a new job posting at the studio's website hints that Sledgehammer is actually working on the first next-generation Call of Duty. It'd come as no shock that Activision will bring the most popular franchise ever into the new generation, but it'd be very interesting if Sledgehammer was solely responsible for it.

Chances are, though, they're once again working with Infinity Ward on the project. Treyarch should be delivering what could be the last current-gen CoD effort later this year. We're not sure how this will play out, but we do have a question: if you're making a next-gen CoD, you're also creating a new engine. Right? I mean...no way that 2005 engine is gonna make the transition to the next generation. No way.

Tags: call of duty, next-gen call of duty, cod 2013, sledgehammer

1/16/2012 9:06:03 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

Bugzbunny109
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 9:36:50 PM
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I am sure there's a lot of pressure on them because they have to create an engine that will be rehashed for another ten years.....

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Twistedfloyd
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10:58:30 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised. What once was a great series has progressively gotten worse until MW3 was nearly unplayable.

A couple of decent moments, but it felt like a 14 year old wrote a fan fic.

The online level design was atrocious as well. Black Ops was a regression, but MW3 was the first time I felt like I was wasting time.

So glad I borrowed MW3 from my buddy and didn't blow 60 bones on it.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 7:56:07 AM

Wow, we have differing opinions. I am loving MW3 and think it's one of the best of the series so far.

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firesoul453
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 9:42:20 AM

I don't hate MW3 But I do think black ops is a much better game

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 12:07:59 PM

Bottom line is COD games doesn't feel like 60 bucks.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 5:45:36 PM

Agree with Alexander.

To say Modern Warfare 3 is unplayable is just absurd, but it's by no means a fantastic game. It does its' job of being enjoyable but that's about it.

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manofchao5
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 2:39:26 PM

I can honestly say I don't wholefully hate cod, but rather I hate activision and their high priced business model, if they sold the game starting at $30-40 and released one yearly then I would be ok with it, but $60 no thanks

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berserk
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 4:20:28 PM

Yeah , modern warfare 3 was nt too bad but its definetely the worst cod for me . The maps were mostly unimpressive , just like the weapons .

Also did nt feel like we had enough chances to react to incoming bullets .It was more about who shoot first then who is better .

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:22:53 PM
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Step-Aside Sledgehammer, let the rightful Call of Duty developers back on it Treyarch!!!!

They are the ones that truly change the game up!!!

Well besides multiplayer, that's different guns and maps, with other bells and wistels.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 7:55:29 AM

I agree and like Treyarch and Zombies however their games graphics are not up to snuff with the MW series. They need to improve graphic wise other than that they are also my favorite CoD dev.

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sha4dowknight05
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 5:49:42 PM

Exactly, I expect a little graphical improvement but overall black ops changed the cooking game (lol epicmeatime) up for call of duty. IT has best story best co-op.

I expect from them a whole lot more then Inifnity wards MW3 was MW2 with a large expansion pack.

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Akuma07
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 11:48:14 PM
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If they are working on a new COD, then it wont be released in the next 2 years.

I don't think we will see a next-gen console for at least 3 years.

It would take Sledge that long to create a new engine for next gen consoles.

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 1:09:43 AM
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Off-topic: Any news on DiCE and Battlefield 4... that is where it is at I would say :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 7:57:56 AM

I haven't heard anything about BF4 but there was an easter egg in BF3 for BF2143! I am hoping for BF2143 this gen. BF2142 was a lot of fun. I am predicting BF4 on next gen.

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H0TSHELLZ
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 7:37:43 AM
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If they do create a new engine, that game will be years in the making 3+

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 12:14:23 PM
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If they bring COD to the PS4, we could see alot of hate between the consumers and devs unless they improve graphics, expand bigger multiplayer maps (don't have to be big as the Battlefield maps), make the story longer than the treyarch games, that's about it for now.

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DjEezzy
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 12:35:44 PM
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I honestly think DICE's next game will be Bad Company 3. I think that will be their last current gen game. Loved BFBC2 so yeah...

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Darwin1967
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 5:28:48 PM
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This last installment was an incredible let down. If felt like a mash up (meaning you could really tell that multiple companies had their hand in this). From the titles/emblems (re-hashed totally un-original), crappy PS3 voice chat, host lagging, and a bevvy of other issues. Personally, I'd like to see Treyarch take the lead...at least with BLOPS they really listen to players, take an active approach instead of passive when responding to complaints/issues.

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Akuma07
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 6:47:25 PM
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Back on topic.

Maybe Sledge are creating a next-gen engine for COD? And not necessarily a next-gen COD?

Everyone keeps clammering on about how COD needs a new engine, maybe one that can scale into the next-gen consoles?

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Nasty80
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 5:59:32 PM
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I can't stand MW3, the maps are tiny and the spawns stink. I don't even know why they have sniper rifles in the game, they are useless.

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DjStiv3
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 8:11:12 PM

dont blame iw sledge helped with multiplayer i blame everything for activision messing with the original iw team and hiring sledge to help
especialy on a franchise as large as that with no high quality previous game experience
they let seldge help? wow i was speechless but alas i prayed everyday

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DjStiv3
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 8:08:48 PM
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NOOO NO NO!!!
they are the reason online was ruined for cryying out loud to make one themself? pray thats not true

if anything i say IW and Treyarch shud start something at LEAST as a goodbye for current gen consoles at some point
seriously think about it
Infinity Ward Multiplayer & Treyarch Zombies!
i think a turtle head is poking out

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