Third Person Call of Duty Title Likely Cancelled
While many are aware of the fact that Sledgehammer Games is taking part in Activision's upcoming blockbuster, Modern Warfare 3, most do not realize that the studio was originally brought in to work on a third-person action Call of Duty title.
Since then, though, the studio has been hard at work on the multiplayer portion of MW3, which has made many wonder if the action title is still in development. Sledgehammer Games co-head Glen Schofield, talking to CVG, stated that the title is likely going to be cancelled:
"We'll probably cancel it. 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.”
CVG later asked Schofield if their studio had plans to work on another Call of Duty title after MW3 releases. He replied:
“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.”
I'm sure the 30 million plus community members that back the franchise will be just fine without a third-person COD game, especially if it means more titles in the near future.