The publisher Activision confirmed that the next installment of Call of Duty to be released this year is intended primarily to be developed for the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Despite its popularity and incredible sales scores, Call of Duty series attracts increasingly discontent players. Indeed, the final part dated – Call of Duty Ghosts – is blasted by several technical problems, as well as for PS3 and Xbox 360 versions for poor quality.
The studio Infinity Ward will now bow down one more year, since the series now moves to a development cycle of three years, introducing the studio Sledgehammer Games in the loop. It is this team that is responsible for the design of the Call of Duty 2014, which is not yet officially detailed.
The IGN website got some details from Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. He said that the game will be developed by Sledgehammer by priority given on next generation consoles, namely the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Hirshberg also returns the obstacles faced by Infinity Ward with the passing of a generation of consoles to another: “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.”
Recall that the information about the next Call of Duty series would be a FPS "ultra realistic" at several levels. We are still waiting for an official announcement of the game for more imformation.