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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on October 19 2011 - 13:46

Modern Warfare 3 collaboration chosen over Sledgehammer Games' third-person CoD project...

Glen Schofield, the General Manager of Activision's Sledgehammer Games studio, has revealed that the developer will “probably cancel” the third-person Call of Duty game it was working on before it jumped aboard with Infinity Ward to help develop Modern Warfare 3.

“We'll probably cancel it,” Schofield told CVG. “They gave us the choice of: do you want to work on Modern Warfare 3, or do you want to continue working on this? And we really liked that. We liked what we were doing. It third person, probably set at a time that might have niched it too much. I bet that if we had kept going, within a month or two I probably would have switched the time period, but kept the gameplay. It had some really cool stuff.”

Nothing was ever publicly seen of the project, although industry speculation indicated that it was a departure from the series' modern combat stomping grounds in favour of a sci-fi aesthetic. Nonetheless, even if the project does end up getting cancelled, Schofield is still keen for Sledgehammer to build its own game and remain with the Call of Duty series.

“I think that we will work alone on our next project,” he said. “This game has allowed both Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games to hire, and we hired really strong teams, both of us. We needed to come together on this one, but since then we've both grown, we're both over 100 people now. Initially we weren't fully functional because we had to learn a new engine. Now we have, I think the best thing that could happen for Activision would be for us to both go off and make our own game. Whether that's a Call of Duty game or not is up in the air. I plan to continue working on Call of Duty.”

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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!