Future Call of Duty games being built on a three-year development cycle
Activision revealed that for the first time, future Call of Duty games will be built on a 3 year cycle.
The cycle will start with this year’s Call of Duty which is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio providing assistance on developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the past. The publisher says that there are several advantages to doing this, the most important being quality.
Basically, it means that we will still see one Call of Duty game per year, but the studios that develop them, Treyarch, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, will each have 3 years at their disposal to finish each game.
This puts Treyarch’s Call of Duty in a 2015 release date, with Infinity Ward following in 2016.