We learned a couple of months back that the Call Of Duty franchise was switching to a three year development cycle being shared amongst three studios (Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer). Today, the first screen from Sledgehammer’s 2014 iteration of Call Of Duty surfaced over on IGN and, boy, is it a sight to see. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself:
Whoa! That’s one hell of a realistic looking screenshot! According to a Sledgehammer representative, this is an actual in-game player model and not a cut scene.
The game is set to release sometime this fall and will be base-developed on next-gen consoles, according to Activision, which means that any versions of the game not on PS4, PC or Xbox One will likely be scaled down to compensate for the dated architecture of the previous generation’s consoles. This may sound like a deal-breaker to some, but if it means that the game will come out looking anything like this screenshot, I find it hard to not be interested in seeing what else Sledgehammer can do with next-gen hardware.