ctivision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has today confirmed that Sledgehammer Games, the games developer behind the next Call of Duty title, will be developing the next Call of Duty game specifically for the Xbox One and PS4, giving the following quote to IGN in their recent interview:
“Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen first development, obviously in the console transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact that the technology of the next-gen platforms was still coming into focus and changing quite a bit during the development process. Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development.”
Continuing to state that, “We’ve got more capabilities than ever before to play with and we want to make sure our developers have the time to innovate, iterate, to bring the best creative vision and the most possible polish to each and every game.”
The first game to come out of Sledgehammer Games will be in 2014, which according to Hirshberg will allow the other developers who create other Call of Duty titles “to polish, helping ensure we deliver the best possible experience to our fans”.
Hirshberg did not reveal what this new game would be about however, or give an exact release date for it.