Mystery Call Of Duty Is Indeed A FPS
Okay, so we know Activision plans to release three Call of Duty titles in the next few years. We know one is Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is slated to release on November 9; the other is widely expected to be Modern Warfare 3.
But what about that mystery CoD in development at Sledgehammer Studios? One of the reasons it has received so much attention is because it was previously described as an "action/adventure" game. Of course, this would represent a big departure for the uber-popular franchise, because it has always been first-person in nature. This is why we were very intrigued to hear about the possibility; it wouldn't even be that bad of an idea, considering the fact that many of the best games of the generation have been third-person (Uncharted, MGS4, Gears of War, etc.). However, as NowGamer notes, we may have been jumping the gun. A new job listing at Gamasutra makes it clear that they're "actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty First Person Shooter development team." Well, darn. We were kinda hoping for a new-look CoD; one that casts a new light on the series in question. However, we're not surprised that Activision wouldn't want to take the risk on turning everyone's beloved FPS franchise into a third-person shooter.
At the same time, we're wondering if Sledgehammer can compete with the likes of Infinity Ward and Treyarch in terms of sheer quality. Or perhaps more importantly, what will they offer that is distinctly different...?
5/26/2010 9:07:08 PM John Shepard