Sledgehammer Developing This Year’s Call of Duty

Unsurprisingly, a new Call of Duty is set for launch this year, and it’s being developed by Sledgehammer Games. The surprising news though is that Activision has decided to move to a three-year, three-studio development cycle for Call of Duty titles.

As we can easily recall, Call of Duty was previously a franchise that was developed on a two-year interval; with both Infinity Ward and Treyarch taking turns each year. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the new move will gives developers extra time to come up with new features and help push the brand forward.

Note that this doesn’t mean Call of Duty is going to be taking a break; it only means that instead of two, you’ll be now getting three Call of Duty titles for three years back to back before it’s looped back.

In a statement passed today, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick described the new Call of Duty as “perhaps the best Call of Duty game ever created.” I’m sure that isn’t what Kotick said about every previous Call of Duty game.

In any case, Sledgehammer should be releasing details of their new game soon since 2014’s Call of Duty releases this fall.