Sledgehammer Games not developing Call of Duty: Ghosts

"Best wishes to the hardworking team at IW," tweets Modern Warfare 3 co-developer.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 co-developer Sledgehammer Games will not be involved in Call of Duty: Ghosts, the studio has confirmed.

"Congrats to @InfinityWard on #CODGhosts!" tweeted the studio. "Our team is heads down on our next project, but best wishes to the hardworking team at IW!"

Sledgehammer Games was founded in 2009 by ex-Visceral Games heads Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield. The team was originally working on a third-person Call of Duty spin-off, but the project was cancelled when the studio was presented with the chance to work on the main series with 2011's Modern Warfare 3.

The studio was last seen recruiting for what it dubbed "the next Call of Duty title," which suggests Activision may have another Call of Duty title already in the works.

Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced by Activision yesterday, with the game coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and next-generation platforms. Call of Duty: Ghosts' gameplay will be shown during the unveiling of Microsoft's next-generation console on May 21.

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febrymaulana11
febrymaulana11

I'll buy it, play it and enjoy it, like I did with any other CoD :P

ollie_sr
ollie_sr

Lets get real, guys. We don't know whether it'll be different or not. They claim that it's a new engine, and they're taking a new approach with the series, but what does that mean? We don't know. No one does. Why do you want CoD to fail? Don't you want them to change? Don't you want something different? Something really interesting? You people will kill the industry with this exaggerated pessimism. Lighten up. Be open to new things. Stop being assholes.

hadlee73
hadlee73

2% of the gaming public: "Oh god no, not another COD!"

The other 98%: Say nothing, but put aside $60 in their budget.

Okay okay, I know that's fictional. After all only 1% of people on earth actually keep a budget :P

Necro_Fear89
Necro_Fear89

*Fanboys get hyped*

*They buy the game*

*They see it's the same crap*

*They try to justify their buyer's remorse*

*They complain about how much it sucks and how the last game was better*

*New CoD gets announced*

*Cycle continues*

phoenix5352
phoenix5352

it will be great if they give a third person view option in it.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

The title has got to be the most ironic title call of duty has ever had upon itself! Ghost, because you know, they broke that guy's neck, and set him of fire. You can't get more irony out of calling this new title, "Ghost". Ghost is back, he's all burned up, but he wants revenge, as a walking zombie. Ta ta da da.

L3gendK1ller
L3gendK1ller

whoa whoa whoa!!! GHOSTS!!!! Dont we already have a GHOST Recon!!!!


Well thank you Fuck-tivision for being un-creative!!!

moleyUK
moleyUK

"Hey Remember us?  Yeah, we had nothing to do with this game, OK. 
Just remember... Nothing. To. Do. With. It."

tamabeast04
tamabeast04

cod is fun... no multiplayer comes close, which is why it is popular.  I don't have the black ops games, but all the complaining about 12 year olds, come on... they added a mute button for world at war.

And a ps4 COD sounds just fine to me.  COD4 is one of the first ps3 games for me, so it would be a nice full circle feeling

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

UGH! why is this even news? WHO CARES!!!! Not like Modern Warfare 3 was spectacular or anything... played through the campaign once, and put a couple hours into Multi player... 

I got the game for free... so I guess I can't complain. (Thanks Lethal!)

Adavanter
Adavanter

I can't believe in the end they gave us nothing to talk about. They pulled a SqaureEnix. We'd like to announce we have an announcement the 21st.

Didn't even get to see the "new" engine.

jcuffley1209
jcuffley1209

It is amazing how three different devs make this game now but it still is the SAME GAME despite this. The wonders of big budget gaming.



Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Hey GS you totally need to put MORE CoD articles on here!

GameSpot has this annoying lack of homophobic and racist 12-year-olds.  You need to attract more of them!

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

whats with all the different looking 'ghosts' in the video?

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

You kidding me? I stopped buying CoD after MW2 was out and looking at that game, you could kinda tell where the series was headed. This series should like just die and get rebooted in ten years or so.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

Hi everyone, my name is Scorchstar and I've been COD-Free since Black Ops. Life is good! I don't hear petrifying noises of 12 year olds saying what they will do to my mother anymore when I'm trying to sleep.

Life is getting better.

Keitha313
Keitha313

@ollie_sr I want something different that is good so far Call Of Duty have no been supplying this, thus why CoD will never be considered anywhere close to a competitive FPS game.

Until they get rid of the overpowered perks and kill-streaks I wont consider them at all, its like filling up a recycled bottle of water with tap water and charging full retail price!!

If you want to be a fool and waste your money go ahead, I just know for a fact no core gamer I know takes CoD serious anymore.

Kag359six
Kag359six

@ollie_sr New things? You can't put that phrase and CoD in the same sentence. Stop being ignorant. The industry is being killed by games like CoD that are the Microsoft of the gaming industry.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

@Necro_Fear89 That's the general fear, but I do have a little more hope in IW this time around. Next gen is forcing them to overhaul their engine and create a new experience. They have said that they're not resting on their laurels anymore, and that it's the right time for a fresh COD. So we'll see if they actually pull through with creating a true successor to COD 4.

Iranazi
Iranazi

@phoenix5352 MW2 had a 3rd person multiplayer mode, it wasn't great, the playlist got removed and replaced with something else eventually. 

CodyBronson1
CodyBronson1

@Ryuuken27 The actual Ghost character has nothing to do with the new Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

@L3gendK1ller Come on, dude, you're not being nice. They have being making this game for like 5 years, give them a break. Sometimes you just gotta go with what's popular, ghost tv shows.

HaK-ForgoTT3n
HaK-ForgoTT3n

@tamabeast04 "COD4 is one of the first ps3 games for me" Thats I all  I need to here to tell you're still in your teens.

blackothh
blackothh

@NoLifeGamin I stopped buying call of duty when they left the ww2 time frame. battlefield 2, yes, 2  is still superior to any modern warfare game they can come up with.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

@NoLifeGamin That would be awesome.  Maybe they can include the single player campaigns from all the previous games so it will actually be worth playing... kinda.  They can call it "Call of Duty: The Game".

blackothh
blackothh

@Scorchstar Hi Im Blackoth and i played modern warfare once at a friends house and it was crap.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

@Scorchstar Hi everyone, my name is Grim and I am one of the fabled gamer that only ever played Modern Warfare 1 to 3 for its singleplayer campaigns and have never played multiplayer ever.

zerooo0
zerooo0

@Scorchstar Hi my name is Zerooo0, and I buy CoD every year. CoD is a very fun franchise.

LatinproX
LatinproX

@Kag359six DOUCHEBAG, IDIOT, NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR DUMBASS OPINION. SHUT THE FUCK UP. COD SUCKS BUT IT DRIVES THE INDUSTRY WITH SALES. MARICON.

Stonedwolfed
Stonedwolfed

@KeenoControl The only game that matched or surpassed MW single-player was Spec Ops The Line. I felt MW2 multiplayer is the peak of COD but many disagree...

Necro_Fear89
Necro_Fear89

@KeenoControl @Necro_Fear89 They've said they're doing new things before all the past games were released. Do you honestly think they will try something different and risk losing millions if people don't like it? No. They're gonna keep doing the same crap for as long as it makes them money or until the sheep that buy their rehashed no effort games get some sense knocked into them. CoD is a cancer to the game industry, corporal greed in it's purest form. It's your money though, I'm personally done buying $60 DLC.

Setho10
Setho10

@Grimkillah @Scorchstar Me too. But I can one up you. I have played every Call of Duty but the PSP ones and Big Red One and the only MP I ever played was the fist game. Now that was classic MP goodness. No leveling or perks or killstreaks. Just good old fashioned skill. Personally I think the Black Ops campaigns have been the best of the bunch, at least since the first game.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@zerooo0 A very fun franchise.  Only for aforementioned uninformed 12-year-olds who are experts on everyone's sex lives and race relations.

Stonedwolfed
Stonedwolfed

@LatinproX Actually no. There is something called the "COD Crater" which mean the COD title will sell, but people will keep playing it online and just not bother buying other games. I know when I got MW and MW2 I barely touched another game for about a year (each). It didn't "drive" IW... the megabucks sniffed by Activision forced a conflict that saw the COD creators force to leave. It doesn't even "drive" Activision - they closed down multiple studios to concentrate on COD revenue.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

@Necro_Fear89 @KeenoControl Even though they may try to make it as COD as they can, being forced to change an engine for next gen is undoubtedly gonna make for a different feel, at least for the PS4 and 720. It will probably be very similar to past CODs on the PS3, 360, and Wii U though.