Sledgehammer Call of Duty hitting ‘next-gen first’
The next Call of Duty will hit the Xbox One and PS4 before any other system.
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg confirmed the news today to IGN.
“Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development,” Hirshberg said. “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.”
Sledgehammer is the first developer to kick off the three year development cycle, with Infinity Ward and Treyarch rounding out the trio.