Sledgehammer Games hiring for "next-gen" Call of Duty game

Will PlayStation 4 and Xbox One see a true next-gen Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games in 2014?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 co-developer Sledgehammer Games is reported to be bulking up the size of its development team as it works on a new Call of Duty title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Positions available, as advertised on LinkedIn (via CVG), include a multiplayer designer, concept artist, and senior animator. Various listings say the team is working on a "next-gen" Call of Duty game, which presumably means the PS4 and Xbox One unless Sony and Microsoft have a particularly cruel trick up their sleeves.

Activision has already confirmed a new Call of Duty game for 2014, and Sledgehammer has been hiring for its upcoming project for a while--in 2012 the studio said it was looking for 'hyper-realism' in the game.

Sledgehammer Games was founded in 2009, with the original intention of working on a third-person Call of Duty spin-off. The team cancelled that project to help Infinity Ward with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 after the high-profile departure of Vince Zampella and Jason West from the franchise's founding studio.

Infinity Ward helmed last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts, so could Sledgehammer Games be in charge of whatever game will inevitably be released this November?

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dark_rage864
dark_rage864

Fuck COD.. bring in TimeSplitters. Enough Said.

quakke
quakke

Nextgen? Oh you mean the kinda "nextgen" that CoD Ghosts is? Yeah sure keep updating the textures of idtech3, that'll make it nextgen..

How about such crazy thought that you just make an actual engine? Oh right, i forgot. You can't. Well some people just can't and if you haven't got the talent, it really shows why you keep milking with idtech3..

lofltrumps37
lofltrumps37

First dogs, then fishies, what next? sheep?

ecurl143
ecurl143

This franchise has to crash and burn at some point.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

How many more people do they need to skin the previous cod? Once Titanfall comes out it will be the 'Next gen' cod and Battlefield 5 will take the tail end, along with Destiny. Sorry Activison but there is no more room for your brutal attempts.


Make it a Wii U exclusive since they won't have many options for FPS this fall.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

If the next COD has the gore of COD W@W along with a huge campaign with open levels you can immerse yourself in like Goldeneye , I will be all for it.

WR_Platinum
WR_Platinum

Lol so Treyarch is not delivering a new COD this year? Good, they are just trash after that disaster they created called nerf ops 2.

Then again, IW and sledgehammer are no better. Ghosts is trash.

UKFX
UKFX

Please stop using the word "Next-gen". The last one was supposed to be, wasn't it? Didn't look like it.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

COD down 3p at Tesco,Haddock down 5p at Asda.

quakke
quakke

Damn you Activision are pathetic..

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

Whats FUNNY is that by the time WE ALL buy the new MAP PACKS and get used to them there will be a brand new COD game (as servers begin to die on the old one) Every year.... I miss the "fun" I had from the original Modern Warfare.

ewjiml
ewjiml

Call of Duty: Black Ghost....with hyper-realistic mustaches, complex animal A.I. and "new" dynamic maps that have fixed destructible walls (Levolution-lite).  Who wouldn't want to play this game?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Of course a new Call of Duty game will be out at the end of this year.. its been this way for years now and I am getting sick of it!

They need to let the Call of Duty franchise cool off for a while. I think everyone is getting over it.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

We can always hope. Enjoying Ghosts in the meantime though, 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

Ahh c'mon FUCK not another one, use that money to make a better game, something new, stop killing gaming with simplistic brainless, storyless un emotional games, DAMN

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

So, is Martin insinuating this could be a spin-off? 

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

The next gen of call of dooty. So much potential for high resolution... shit.


Like, seriously. I could take a 1080p picture of my next lincoln log and it would have the same effect.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

I heard EAs license ran out with madden I hope something similar or worse happens to call of duty.  Its no FF, its no Tekken, hell... its no madden, its no doom, its no duke nukem 3d, its no wolfenstein, its no socom(wipes tear from eye).  Its the ultimate cash cow!

Jrounder82
Jrounder82

The problem with Cod is they make the games so any idiot can do well no skill gap or factor. All I want in multiplayer is Guns grenades and stuns. Thats it 

Godly_Kongming
Godly_Kongming

Jesusssssss How about come up with a NEW IDEA!!!!!!!!!  No more call of duty crap!

Toadamus
Toadamus

Nobody gives a damn about cod at the moment,bring me some titanfall!!

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@quakke i would assume they would make a brand new engine with their billions of dollars. it does feel very downgrading for a high sales game to be using older technology by the time.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@ecurl143 basically they tried to bring their 'ghosts' back from the past to try save them from getting critically acclaimed at - obviously didn't work lol

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

@gamefreak215jd i think it's going to be more in lines with tree's, imagine the best AI with tree's, that's so going to be beast! Not..

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@Dredcrumb9 God I miss COD WAW. Seriously one of my favorite shooters. I loved the old school weapons. I am sick of every gun being a bullet hose in these modern shooters..its to the point that I want the WW2 saturation to come back.

rad8045
rad8045

@WolfgarTheQuiet If you could make millions each year without much effort wouldn't you do the same ? Where do gamers get the idea that most game developers do it for the love ?

lofltrumps37
lofltrumps37

@spikepigeo Seriously, Activision, IW, sledgehammer and treyarch should really stop with this 'next generation' talk. Call of duty's realism is about as real as them making a good game for once. #stoptheps1hardwarecrap

RobDev
RobDev

@Jrounder82 So they should make a game that the majority can't enjoy playing? That's some business model, you should tell them that

RobDev
RobDev

@Godly_Kongming when they stop making $1 billion plus a game they will do something different. the second highest selling game of 2013. Only a moron would kill that golden goose.

RobDev
RobDev

@Monsterkillah Resident evil. At least COD is what it is. Resident evil is a shadow of the game it used to be.

Rakou
Rakou

@rad8045


Rockstar proved that spending actual resources to make a game pays off. look at how well GTAV did and how games love Rockstar.


Secondly, CD Project Red tries to follow that paradigm.


Therefore I RESPECT those 2 game companies. Hell, I even bought Witcher 2 twice (Xbox 360 and PC)

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@RobDev @Jrounder82 No, people play this cause its easy and no thinking needed really, also most people who play CoD or BF most dont or very rarely play other games, not making this up, my friend plays CoD 4 to 5 hours every day after work, haven't played other games since MW2. There is hope tho he started playing other stuff, hasnt played Ghosts last 2 days haha