Sledgehammer Games developing ‘action/adventure’ CoD title

Activision has revealed that the newly formed Sledgehammer Games is currently working on an ‘action-adventure’ entry in the Call of Duty franchise, as well as confirming that a second new title is also in the works for release in 2011.

Speaking in a press release issued over night, the mega publisher commented, "The company is also for the first time announcing that a new game in the Call of Duty series is expected to be released in 2011 and that Sledgehammer Games, a newly formed, wholly owned studio, is in development on a Call of Duty game that will extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre.”

For those unaware, Sledgehammer is headed by Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey, who previously worked on EA survival horror romp, Dead Space. Furthermore, just in case any of you were wondering, the Sledgehammer CoD title and the 2011 title are indeed separate games, as detailed in a memo by Activision bigwig, Mike Griffith.

"2010 is expected to be another big year for Call of Duty," wrote Griffith, "with Treyarch developing a new title for fall release, Infinity Ward’s downloadable content for Modern Warfare 2 in the works now, and a new Call of Duty title expected to be released in 2011."

"In addition, Sledgehammer Games is in development on a Call of Duty title in the action-adventure genre. It’s an exciting time and it’s the right time to ensure the appropriate resources are there to support Call of Duty’s growth,” he added.

Maybe we’re being a bit optimistic, but we’d love to see a game based around the past antics of Ghost or the legendary Captain Price. How about the rest of you? Let us know in the comments section below.