Call of Duty 2014 built around next-gen
Activision Publisher boss Eric Hirshberg has confirmed that Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty is being developed primarily around Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Although few details are known about the latest iteration in the COD franchise, Hirshberg suggested that the title could look significantly better than COD: Ghosts as they can approach it as a next-gen development rather than a cross-generation title as was the case with Ghosts.
Speaking to IGN, Hirschberg said, “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.”
However for those who are reluctant to upgrade to the new generation, Sledgehammer have you covered with Hirschberg also confirming that the new game will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3. Call of Duty 2014 “will also be a great current-gen game, There are still a lot of people playing on current gen and we want to deliver a great experience for them as well. But it will be a next-gen-first production and the current-gen game will be a version of that.”
The game has been in development by Sledgehammer since 2011 and is expected to launch this November. Activision are yet to reveal the name for this latest installment or any details on what we can expect but they remain confident that Sledgehammer’s game will be a success. “The proof will be in the pudding, When you see it, hopefully, you’ll see what I’m talking about.”