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Sledgehammer Confirms Call Of Duty 8, An "Adventure FPS"

Some time ago, we heard rumors about a mystery Call of Duty that wasn't in development at either Infinity Ward or Treyarch. It was apparently in development at Activision-owned Sledgehammer Games, although no official details existed at the time.

However, Sledgehammer has finally decided to make an announcement...of sorts. According to Industry Gamers, the studio has confirmed they are cranking away on Call of Duty 8, "a game that will take the stories of actual servicemen and turn them into playable situations." The info comes from a few recent Twitter updates by studio co-founder Glen Schofield. It certainly sounds like it could be very authentic and very intriguing:

"Working w/ military guys- their stories will blow you away. Names/locations will change but some situations going in the game- real stuff!"

Schofield also mentioned that music composition for their new project would start soon: "Picking composers 4 the game. Fun stuff, think we found a great fit. Audio will be better than what we did in Dead Space." That's right; some of these guys at Sledgehammer are the same who helped bring you EA's stellar survival/horror title, which went over extremely well with critics and gamers alike. They're dubbing Call of Duty 8 an "adventure FPS," in that it's a spin-off from the standard series.

So yeah, that's three CoDs currently in development: Call of Duty: Black Ops by Treyarch and set for November 9, the third Modern Warfare by Infinity Ward and slated for some time next year (not yet official), and now, Call of Duty 8. Well, maybe the latter will be something very fresh, and that's worth our attention.

Tags: call of duty, call of duty 8, cod, sledgehammer cod

8/11/2010 8:46:39 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

booze925
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:54:11 PM

nuh-uh! theres 3

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Godslim
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 5:50:32 AM

really its not hard LOL

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Him
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 9:40:48 PM
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Oh boy

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SixSpeedKing
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 9:57:02 PM
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Yeah it's just too much already. The last one I bought, (I'm ashamed to admit) was MW2 and that's the last unless some awesome, original, incredibly sweet one comes out. But I highly doubt that will happen for a long time.

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:00:20 PM
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At an announcement like this I'd say "FPS overload", but now is "Call of Duty overload"

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:12:12 PM
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Well at least they will have 2 years to work on a call of duty game before they send it to market. Hell maybe they will have time to overhaul the graphics every time (I know it's wishfull thinking but a guy can dream)

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Nickjcal
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:08:06 PM

actually mw3 and cod 8 are supposed to come out next year.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:15:46 PM
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LOl, I had posted this earlier in the Anti-vision thread too

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Phoelix
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:31:49 PM
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This is too much.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 10:35:15 PM
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Great! Just what we need; more Call of Duty!

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Godslim
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 5:51:36 AM

u dont like dont buy it y complain

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 4:15:39 PM

It takes shelf space away from more interesting games.

Also, success breeds imitations, which we definitely do not need.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 8/14/2010 4:16:46 PM

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:09:00 PM
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So then, this is coming out before Modern Warfare 3 it seems. What I want to know is whether Activision will continue their one CoD/year schedule, or if they will ramp it up now that they have three different teams working on the franchise. At least it gives more of a chance for them to create a polished product that isn't all about cashing in on the name with a three year cycle, so that's a good thing.

Although if I want an FPS which provides me with the experiences of the servicemen as this promises to do, I'll stick with MoH, and Six Days in Fallujah if that ever sees the light of day.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:20:13 PM

I'm thinking 3 CODs per year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:10:49 PM
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Wait, he said they were picking composers, then "Audio will be better than WE did in Dead Space." Dead Space was done by Visceral, so I don't get it. Freelancing composers aren't a "we" in your stupid little studio.

This will be the death knell for COD, people will finally be sick of it. And you know what? Just about anything you make up and stick in a war game is "real stuff!" because everything has happened in war.

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booze925
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:56:29 PM

death of call of duty?
HA!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 12:06:41 AM

As I understand it, a few current Sledgehammer members are former Visceral members.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 1:06:38 AM

The music guys?

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/12/2010 1:15:58 AM

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gangan19
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 8:58:28 AM

is Sledgehammer new in the call of dookie franchise?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 5:44:10 PM

Visceral would be Dante's Inferno i believe

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 4:19:33 PM

Schofield and his partner (who founded Sledgehammer and are no doubt the "we") were the chief forces behind Dead Space before they put up their own shingle.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:16:43 PM
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What? Wow. i lost track already. Isn't BLACK OPS suppose to be COD 6? COD 5 was World at War at 4 was modern warfare. Jeez.

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johnld
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:55:25 PM

its pretty funny how infinity ward removed the call of duty tag away from modern warfare. i mean, only the regular edition case of the game had call of duty.

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kraygen
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:22:15 PM
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So what technically is the difference between a regular fps and an adventure fps?

Activision has officially gotten ridiculous. 3 COD's in such a short time is outlandish. Next we'll find out they have more studio's making them so they can release 2 a year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:40:38 PM

Probably artificially inflating the length of the game by having you wander about more.

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johnld
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:59:04 PM

adventure fps gives you a few extra bullets less in the clip and takes more bullets to kill people. that way the game will seem to get longer.

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 4:21:38 PM

@ World

You mean like JRPGs? ;)

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NonProphet
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:38:52 PM
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I wonder if that's enough already. This cows teet is getting chafed.

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:50:12 PM
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Call of Duty 2010, 2011, 2012.

Hey, it works for sports games.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 6:52:49 AM

But they'd have to limit themselves to one per year.

I'm looking forward to COD January 2012, but I may wait for COD February. Decisions decisions...

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booze925
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:58:29 PM
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im getting a job, so im in. im interested to see how they can put adventure into a CoD game.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:59:15 PM
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Not quite looking forward to this one, rather wait for Treyarch's CoD in 2012.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @ 11:59:46 PM
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Would it be more pleasing to the handful of grumpy old men around here if they removed the "Call Of Duty" tag from the title?

I wouldn't be in a hurry to turn my nose up to it. It might actually be interesting. This is a new developer working on what apparently seems to be new game play.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 12:45:23 AM
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The way I understand it is that anti-vision's rotating the developers, just like they did with I.W., & T.
Only this time they've got 3 developers with S.G. now in the mix.

And even though there will be a new COD for every year, I would at least hope it would take a couple years for each developer to make his own version of the game.

But........
I figure at this rate, anti-vision will probably hire 21 more developer houses, just so they can have a new COD brought out every 3 months.

(Warning:all re-hashed DLC maps not included with game)

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CharlesD
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 1:17:18 AM
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Eh, w.e. if they want to make a million CoD games, go ahead.. Still up to us weather or not we're going to buy em.

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Sol
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 1:18:34 AM
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I always enjoy playing "real"istic battles in games. I might look it up though I still have to catch up to the FPS craze. The last FPS I played seriously was MoH Rising Sun. It wasn't until I borrowed MW2 from a friend a couple days ago to see what you guys meant about it (uber fun). It's too bad I'll have to return it to my friend soon, I'll pick up Black Ops when I get the money and mayber the new MoH.

Seriously though there are too many FPSs nowadays...

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 1:43:32 AM
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Activision just needs to start counting CoD's by year.

CoD '10
CoD '11
CoD '12
etc.

A person could walk into the used section of Gamestop and see outdated CoD's clumped up next to old Madden's selling for $2.99 a piece.

With talk of multiple CoD's releasing in one year they could have
spring and winter editions.

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spiderboi
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 9:08:54 AM

You've a problem there, Temjin. You forget, they dish out a minimum of 2 per year so the '10 '11 tags wont work.

Depending on the quality, they should just rightfully give the version update number (with MW2 being MW1.5 instead, for example). I know it seems I'm flaming MW but i played both and for me it just seems that way.

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Temjin001
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 10:59:38 AM

Journalist: Okay, so lets talk about the upcoming mega-hit CoD '11 Spring edition.

Activision: Simpler, Quicker, Deeper. That's what's in these days.

Journalist: Oh, sort of like Madden?

Activision: Some what, yes. We decided to cut the single player campaign down to about 2 hours. This way the gamers get passed the lonely stuff and move right into the online multi-play where the action is. With all the online content we put into these games now we don't have enough disc space to pack in a lengthy campaign. And we're not paying Microsoft a $5 royalty for any additional game discs.

Journalist: So what makes the game deeper?

Activision: Pre-game planning. You map out the route your player takes before the match. This way all you have to is fire bullets when the game begins....

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spiderboi
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 2:54:30 AM

*Journalist takes CoD 48 Prestige Edition MP5 Navy and tries to shoot self*

Activision: Oh, the bullets for that come in CoD 49 Prestige...

*Journalist bashes self to death with the MP5 Navy*

*Ben comes over*

Ben: It's not worth it man. Let it go.

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Fane1024
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 4:23:50 PM

"With talk of multiple CoD's releasing in one year they could have spring and winter editions."

You mean, like FIFA? ;)

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Qubex
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 2:13:24 AM
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This is crazy sh*t! We knew it was coming but actually seeing that up is just ridiculous... Anti-vision are burying themselves with this crud of hot steaming poo...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 2:44:12 AM
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wait, so its going to be different than previous CODs?
wait..... antivision are actually investing in some innovative new ideas.........
holly crap first DNF relives and now this.....
ITS CONFIRMED HELL HAS FINALLY FROZEN OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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dante_zero
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 3:26:26 AM
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if there are 3 different studios working on COD games are they building their own graphics engine per studio, are they building a engine together to get the best graphically out of later COD games coming or are they gonna start using licensed engines like Unreal or Cry-Engine. it'll be interesting to see how they progress cause they kinda maxed out the original COD engine with MW2 which compared to games a year later looks outdated.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 8:59:52 AM
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Ohhhhh, I get it! If they release 3 a year, and we buy all of them, THEN we'll feel like we get a complete SP experience. Crafty, crafty!

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spiderboi
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 9:10:00 AM

Would your "crafty crafty" be of any reference to Star Craft 2 that will also be released in 3 saga's instead of all in one? LOL

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spiderboi
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 9:12:30 AM
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Please let them attach quality, since the speed they roll down games down the pipeline is worrisome. Take for example the GH series. I would rather they take some risk and make a new IP with the brand of action they propose rather than sticking to a "gamer-will-buy" title. Have some balls, Activision!

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Jawknee
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 12:31:47 PM
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Lame. No one knows how to run a series into the ground quite like Craptivision.

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Wissam
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 2:36:49 PM
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LOL. at call of duty 8.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 5:44:33 PM
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It's gonna hit it's numbers faster than FF got to theirs D:

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BikerSaint
Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 5:57:24 PM
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At this rate, anti-vision will be running out of numbers for it's milked=dud franchises when I turn 100.

And that will only take me 42 more years to get there, so.....

let's say around the 1st week of November, 2052.

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wiiplay
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 8:06:59 AM
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Wow, Call Of Duty 8.
And an adventure fps? Does this mean we'll be getting actual 'new' online game-modes, or will it still be death-match, team death-match, ground war, etc?
And what exactly is an 'adventure fps' supposed to be? In my mind, I am imagining a Crysis style of game, with the open-world environment.
Hm.. If COD 8 allows me to shoot at trees, like Crysis does, then I'll buy the special edition. :D

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Klint
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:40:36 AM
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Wouldn't this be Call of Duty 9? World at War was number 5, Modern Warfare 2 was number 6, and if Black Ops will be number 7 with Modern Warfare 3 following it, then wouldn't this be number 9? Or is this coming out before Modern Warfare 3?

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