I accurately predicted this very occurrence in an article recently, and today Activision has made known that it’s added Sledgehammer Games as a bona fide developer to its Call of Duty series, which means there are now three developers making Call of Duty games, a revelation that also sends the franchise’s development time into a three-year cycle, instead of the two-year rotation that Treyarch and Infinity Ward were limited to.
“For the first time, this years Call of Duty game, and future Call of Duty games, are being built on a three year development cycle,” the publisher also revealed. ‘There are several advantages to doing this, the first is, of course, quality. This will give our designers more time to envision and to innovate.”
Like I already said, I think this is a great move by Activision, and I’m looking forward to see what Sledgehammer will bring to the table.