Call of Duty dev hiring for "fresh new aural experience"

Sledgehammer Games seeking Assistant Dialogue Specialist to help create new sound experiences for upcoming project.

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Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games is currently seeking an Assistant Dialogue Specialist to help the studio create a "fresh new AAA aural experience" for the company's next game.

A successful applicant for the temporary position "will be involved in general audio production, including every aspect of game dialogue development, alongside one of the most passionate and experienced audio teams in the industry."

A previous Sledgehammer Games job listing indicated the studio was aiming for "hyper-realism" for its in-development and unannounced Call of Duty title.

In 2009, Sledgehammer Games was working on a third-person action adventure Call of Duty game. However, this project was put on hold after Sledgehammer Games was directed to help Infinity Ward finish Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the wake of that studio's high-profile meltdown.

Sledgehammer Games is not contributing to this year's Call of Duty: Ghosts, though Infinity Ward is being assisted by other Activision-owned studios including Raven Software and Neversoft Entertainment.

Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives November 5 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are in development but don't have release dates yet.

Discussion

66 comments
TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

UGH, what would be a really new and refreshing experience would a game that has the old COD type of game i.e. historic war and multi nation representation in SP! WWI would be my first suggestion to the devs because I don't see many if any games based on WWI! I would love to see a game that has all of the stuff that is on games like BOPS and WaW in terms of overall shock power to the system like in that series of COD games, but not like MW2 that was OVER the line! I always wanted to fight as a doughboy in 1918 or command a MK1 tank as a British soldier, not to mention a Serbian fighting in the Serbia during the opening phase of the Great War, or a White Russian conscript fighting the Germans and the Soviets during the Russian Revolution, or a Arabic freedom fighter in the Middle East fighting the Turks or how about two of the "former bad guy nations" in COD i.e. Italy and Japan they were no the Allied side in WWI! This could be a potential gold mine for Activision is they made a new COD Franchise based on WWI!

How about another suggestion is you don't like WW1, how about the Civil War or other 1800's conflicts! All in all go back in time with COD. The Modern War felling has worn thin on me and it is just making people turn on the franchise like no other since the debacle of the "No Russian" level!

AlkaPorty
AlkaPorty

Fresh new and experience shouldn't be in the same phrase when talking about a Call of Duty game

Nightdragonist
Nightdragonist

Only audio? REALLY?

WTF are these guys trying to do? Make CODs with better audio? NOT GRAPHICS AND GAMEPLAY?

Maybe next time you should make a COD with only knife as a weapon. BECAUSE MW3 SUCKS IN WEAPONRY

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

Please no America is under attack again?! Really!

I played this kind of storyline, like a dozen times in the past five years...

Hardstyler2012
Hardstyler2012

DRUMROLL PLEASE...................................IT'S CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS 2!  DUE FOR RELEASE THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2014. (YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST PEOPLE!!!)  -___-

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

The sign looks like Chevrolet.

Call of roady?

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Huh, interesting.  I wonder if it has anything to do with the Dolby or THX Headphone stuff they're emphasizing more nowadays?

I just got a pair of Sennheiser HD558's for cheap off of Amazon ($65 off the retail price) and the HD518 can be had for as low as ~$80.  It'd be nice to see more game companies care about high quality sound.

jyml8582
jyml8582

I thought CoD was developed by Infinity Ward, am I missing something here? o_O O_o

rrhammer
rrhammer

Aww, i see the 12 year olds are online tonite joking about "aural". How very pre-teen of them. Settle down. One day (maybe) wonderful things will happen to those tiny peckers of yours. Pro-tip: The more you talk about sex online and at school, the less people believe you're actually having it.

Apathy4Marmite
Apathy4Marmite

Applicants must be able to recite the NATO phonetic alphabet and shout 'граната!' in a semi-convincing Russian accent.

BudMcB
BudMcB

Wait!! Activision fired Zampella and West?!?!?!?!  Ehh, who cares, now we have Titanfall!

akiwak
akiwak

Guitar Hero: Call of Duty Edition....

PhaseshiftR1111
PhaseshiftR1111

I don't like comparing games but you can't defeat frostbite engines audio physics. 

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

So, finally those typewriter gun effects became annoying.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Let me guess, they're integrating Killstreak/Scorestreak commands with your voice. 

Stebsis
Stebsis

Fresh experience? Let me guess: cats in CoD. That would be a true next gen CoD experience.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I'm assuming this is similar to Oral experience? Bah, COD fans have been getting that from Activi-Infinitywa...who ever the fucks making it these days, for years now!

Hurvl
Hurvl

A fresh new *aural* experience? That certainly *sounds* good, but I find it hard not to laugh when I see "CoD developer" and "fresh new experience" put together.

eduardvictor
eduardvictor

For me, the definition of state of the art sound in gaming is the sound engine used in Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2. Absolutely amazing sound engine.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

The goal should SHOULD NOT be going for hyper realism, the goal SHOULD BE trying to create a FPS game with a different experience, not doing the samething for the last dozen games.


The only thing unique i've heard of the next game is better graphics and a dog............

jessie82
jessie82

cod with melee weapons instead of ranged weapons...

robertcain
robertcain

Most things I've heard about Call of Duty Ghosts are just bigging up little insignificant things. You'll have to do a lot more than talking about dynamic fish AI and new graphics engines to win me back over or stand a chance against Battlefield 4.

TrueGB
TrueGB

New audio tech? So...fart mode?

sortajan
sortajan

From what I've gathered Black Ops 2 did some pretty interesting and fresh things, but people have been hating CoD for so long that they don't really feel like giving it a chance.

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

New COD in the making! Think i'm going to vomit. 

rmartinezdl
rmartinezdl

Miau of Duty: Kitten Warfare 1-10

with real Kittens AI.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Sorry we killed the modern warfare franchise, let's make a new fresh one while the original devs make titanfall.

allever
allever

"fresh new AAA aural experience" is just another spin for their next call of duty project..  Can't they be a little more original?  Sheesh

beuneus12
beuneus12

because they don't know how to it themselves

no copy/paste available 

LOL

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

A whole new generation of small arms fire sound effects!

Innos007666
Innos007666

@TitanPolaris History would not make money for them... in other words, that is not attractive to todays kids... especially not after many modern/sci-fi "action pumped" Call of Duty titles.

gww101
gww101

@jyml8582 Most of infinity ward left the company when Activision ripped them off. They are now known as Respawn Entertainment. Their first title is Titanfall.

Hitch3nz
Hitch3nz

@PhaseshiftR1111 frostbite isnnt only good engines out there if they serious they can work on good one like ubisoft did worked on dropsnow or something and it looks amazing but meh i think they wont do such ..

komuchen
komuchen

@MrHatnClogs Don't forget the fishies. And disgusting sticky fingers and dirt under nails.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@TrueGB Aural experience - that sounds like some kind of drugged up hippie thing, as if you could hear your own aura.

gww101
gww101

@huerito323 @MERGATROYDER No it wouldn't, most people get four or five UAVs alone. That would be really annoying to the other people playing with you if you are screaming "UAV" every minute.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@brxricano @Stebsis I'd like to think they would have cats as combat animals and they would have tadpoles or frogs swim away

Hurvl
Hurvl

@komuchen @MrHatnClogs Oooh, I really hate getting sticky fingers. If CoD includes that "feature", then I'm really not gonna buy that game.