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Submitted by Kiran Earwaker on January 13 2011 - 13:40

Activision studio posts job listing which provides the strongest indication yet that it will be developing the next CoD...

Sledgehammer Games has posted a job listing which suggests it is working on the next installment of the CoD franchise.

The advert (on Gamasutra) is for a Community Manager for what Sledgehammer refers to as “the next Call of Duty game”.

Although Sledgehammer was known to be working on a Call of Duty game, the developer of the next CoD title has not yet been officially confirmed by Activision, and Raven Software was also reported to be working on its own entry in the series. However, today’s job listing, in conjunction with rumours that Raven has resumed development of its shelved Bond game, provides the strongest evidence yet that Sledgehammer will be at the helm of the next CoD release.

Although little has been revealed about the direction Sledgehammer intends to take with the series, industry chatter suggests that the next game may feature a futuristic aesthetic, with the ‘near-future’ conceit of previous entries abandoned in favour of a space combat theme. Sledgehammer was founded by key members of the original Dead Space team, so perhaps the rumours aren't as far-fetched as they sound. Nazi Zombies in space anyone?

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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 12th Nov 2010 15:13, Post No: 6

not sure i would actually enjoy this... :(


By: freeradical

Added:Thu 11th Nov 2010 14:29, Post No: 5

That would be genuinely awesome. I love the idea of long-haul space travel in a first-person shooter.

"Ladies and gentleman, this is your Captain speaking. We've just passed by the moon and should be reaching our destination at Alpha Centauri in around about 500 years, asteroid fields permitting."


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 11th Nov 2010 14:06, Post No: 4

COULD be very cool, as long a they take a "realistic" take on the future, with bullets and long haul space travel instead of lasers and lightspeed.


By: freeradical

Added:Fri 28th May 2010 09:51, Post No: 3

@Post 1: So, basically you're looking forward to Sony and EA games then?

I hear what you're saying though. Sledgehammer Games could actually be CoD's last hope in a couple of years. By the time 2012 comes around, will we be so bored by the Infinity Ward and Treyarch formula that a new deveoloper breathing life into the series will be a welcome relief?


By: SegaBoy

Added:Thu 27th May 2010 16:41, Post No: 2

It'll be interesting to see what Sledgehammer is planning if the game still intends to be in the action/adventure genre... lots of Tomb Raider block puzzles to push around and locked doors to open?!?!


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 27th May 2010 15:01, Post No: 1

bored bored bored.  modern warfare was a great FPS.  world at war was ok for multiplayer, but the single player was abit meh.  modern warfare 2 was, well, crap imo.  the single player was rubbish in terms of level design, ai, it's length and storyline.  it was a 2 year old game (mw1) with new maps and a few new online features.   and then they have the cheek to charge over £10 for map packs, where 2/5s of it was from the 2year old game i mentioned before.  i think they NEED these new teams to maybe one day breathe life into it again.  Black Ops is the last chance COD gets from me haha.  much more excited by other games on the way now, such as:  Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, Gran Tourismo 5, ModNation Racers, Crysis 2, Little Big Planet 2, and more i just can't think of.  I think they only people really left playing COD are actually not really old enough to be playing it lol.  Sorry, but complete lack of interest here!