Job Ads Say Sledgehammer's Call of Duty Will Be A FPS

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Modern Warfare 2 was sort of a big deal.
While Infinity Ward seemingly crumbles in the media's eyes and Treyarch plows onward with its next Call of Duty, Black Ops, it's easy to forget that Sledgehammer Games is still behind the throttle of yet another Call of Duty title. But there's another reason aside from momentary spotlight blindness that we haven't talked much about the other Call of Duty--dudes haven't said much about their involvement with the title.

The studio still hasn't--other than to confirm the fact that it is indeed working on a Call of Duty and it will be an "action-adventure" title--but a little information nugget snuck out recently in a rash of job ads posted by the new wholly owned Activision studio at Gamasutra (via G4). Sledgehammer's Call of Duty will be a first-person shooter. "We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty First Person Shooter development team," the job descriptions reads. "If you have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, apply online. We’re always looking for great people." 

The two head honchos at Sledgehammer Games are Michael Condrey and Glen A. Schofield. The duo came from Visceral Games fresh from the development of Dead Space, where they served as the senior director and executive producer respectively, helping mold the action-horror title into the creepy, atmospheric, limb-hacking critical success that it was. I mention this because there's a widely held belief that Sledgehammer's Call of Duty will be something different from the norm, mainly because of the "action-adventure" statement. Coming off Dead Space and then launching a new studio…a man can hope that this Call of Duty won't just be all gruff dudes who kill other dudes on a historical battlefield. 

Not that I'm complaining about the last Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2, or anything. 

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

Modern Warfare 2 was sort of a big deal.
While Infinity Ward seemingly crumbles in the media's eyes and Treyarch plows onward with its next Call of Duty, Black Ops, it's easy to forget that Sledgehammer Games is still behind the throttle of yet another Call of Duty title. But there's another reason aside from momentary spotlight blindness that we haven't talked much about the other Call of Duty--dudes haven't said much about their involvement with the title.

The studio still hasn't--other than to confirm the fact that it is indeed working on a Call of Duty and it will be an "action-adventure" title--but a little information nugget snuck out recently in a rash of job ads posted by the new wholly owned Activision studio at Gamasutra (via G4). Sledgehammer's Call of Duty will be a first-person shooter. "We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty First Person Shooter development team," the job descriptions reads. "If you have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, apply online. We’re always looking for great people." 

The two head honchos at Sledgehammer Games are Michael Condrey and Glen A. Schofield. The duo came from Visceral Games fresh from the development of Dead Space, where they served as the senior director and executive producer respectively, helping mold the action-horror title into the creepy, atmospheric, limb-hacking critical success that it was. I mention this because there's a widely held belief that Sledgehammer's Call of Duty will be something different from the norm, mainly because of the "action-adventure" statement. Coming off Dead Space and then launching a new studio…a man can hope that this Call of Duty won't just be all gruff dudes who kill other dudes on a historical battlefield. 

Not that I'm complaining about the last Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2, or anything. 

#2 Edited by Kowalczyk (139 posts) -

Looks interesting but I really need to see something from this, seems like an odd combo.

#3 Posted by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -

Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.
 
I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb

#4 Posted by MisterMouse (3553 posts) -

It would be cooly if it turned out to be a wholely unique call of duty game.

#5 Posted by mariussmit (243 posts) -
@Kowalczyk said:

" Looks nice "

@Kowalczyk: I'm going to guess that you wanted to be the first post and that was the fastest thing you could type? :-)    
#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -

I'm not sure "An FPS" is the proper way to say it... but it doesn't matter, because I don't really care. I'm still playing World at War online (my favorite CoD game so far, and yes, I played CoD4).

#7 Posted by aurahack (2270 posts) -

Well, they made Dead Space. Would it too far of an assumption that the team from Visceral would be fulfilling the registered IP of "COD: Space Warfare"?

#8 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku.
#9 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
I'M AFRAID OF CHANGE TOO WAAAHHWHAHAHFSehabfgosrgnvlöikzöv
#10 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -
@Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
I'm pretty sure it was meant to be a joke.
 
Anyway, I'm excited for this game.
#11 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

Wow it was like moths since they realesed a new Call of Duty game, whats taking them so long?

#12 Posted by Microshock (341 posts) -

Having Call of Duty not be an FPS is like having Gran Turismo turn into a FPS.  
 
Was this a surprise to anyone?

#13 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -
@nanikore: this. 
 
I don't think I could really see Call of Duty as anything but an FPS anyways. Don't know why they would call it an "Action-Adventure" game though.
#14 Posted by McDunkin (320 posts) -

Why do I have the feeling that this is going to end up as terrible as Counter-Strike: Condition Zero did?

#15 Posted by Turtlemayor333 (510 posts) -

Insert complaint post here

#16 Posted by BeachThunder (11932 posts) -

I want a point 'n' click CoD adventure :(

#17 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

Does anyone think that this franchise won't end up very tired very soon?

#18 Posted by Binman88 (3687 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
Time for you to leave then. The door is that way ->
#19 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

The only rumoured/announced CoD game that I'm even remotely interested in is the one that Raven is supposedly making.

#20 Posted by Earthborn (386 posts) -

I'm caring about this news.
 

 This is me, caring.
#21 Posted by Jeust (10643 posts) -

Shocker!

#22 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -
@Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
Because the guy who headed the development of Dead Space is working on an action adventure CoD. Keyword: Action Adventure. So the fact that it is still an FPS is valid news.
#23 Posted by WilliamHenry (1203 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
I agree. I still love the site and its pretty much the only video game site I look at, but I feel that a lot of the stuff thats being posted lately isn't really worth posting. Every rumor and little tidbits about stuff doesn't need to be posted.
#24 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4504 posts) -

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIT SON

#25 Edited by Godlovesugly (276 posts) -
@Binman88 said:

" @MysteriousBob said:

" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
Time for you to leave then. The door is that way -> "
Now it's kotaku. 
There's nothing wrong with criticism, I hope we don't get to the stage where we can't critique because of the fear of being banned. 
 
 (something bothering me about that sentence, I'm hung over so whatever)
#26 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

HAH! OH MY! "Sadly, there was no mention of 3D" 
Seriously, where do you come up with that stuff? It cracks me up!

#27 Posted by TheDoubleJ (204 posts) -
@Godlovesugly:
i agree with you on you should be allowed to critic the site but i don't think the news has goten all that bad (acept for this one)
#28 Posted by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -

I'm kind of a big deal.

#29 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

Ya I've been enjoying the extra bunch of news coverage.  This is a tad bit useless though. 
 
Glad to hear it's an FPS I guess though if they aren't finishing off the Price/Soap storyline I'm not sure if I'll even care to play it.

#30 Posted by ZmillA (2271 posts) -

I find all this hate on the new outside reporter guy to be very fascinating

#31 Posted by Brodehouse (9949 posts) -

New God of War game will feature war, gods.

#32 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

I thought they're gonna make a third-person Call of Duty. If it's going to be first person, what the hell does "action adventure" mean? Like Metroid Prime?? I doubt it.

#33 Posted by Evilsbane (4618 posts) -

What? Oh... kinda burnt out on Military shooters now, it took a shitload of them but I think I am about as sick of modern war as I am of World War. You can stop now!!! Or a least do future or something.

#34 Posted by ZGoon (272 posts) -

Thank you Activision for turning something wholesome and fun and turning it into some cheap whore. Soon there will be 7 COD games coming out per year... I wanna go back to the days of MW1 when infinity ward just made a sweet fun game without all the hype (which also brings tons of haters).... At this rate, if they ever finish the soap/price stuff it will be done by treyarch... terrible terrible sad angry spam eggs and spam. In a perfect world the next news story would be 'Activision Sells Call of Duty Franchise to Respawn Entertainment for $5 and a Pack of Smokes'.

#35 Posted by Binman88 (3687 posts) -
@Godlovesugly said:
" @Binman88 said:

" @MysteriousBob said:

" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
Time for you to leave then. The door is that way -> "
Now it's kotaku.  There's nothing wrong with criticism, I hope we don't get to the stage where we can't critique because of the fear of being banned.    (something bothering me about that sentence, I'm hung over so whatever) "
I'm all for people critiquing when necessary, but waltzing into an article and declaring that the website has become "shitty" is hardly constructive. It's actually quite offensive to the two new guys.
#36 Posted by Milkman (16787 posts) -

Taking the guys who made one of the best horror games of this generation in Dead Space and then asking them to make a first-person shooter seems like a waste of talent.

Online
#37 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

So the guys who complained for years that EA forced them to make rehashes finally got to make their own IP, Dead Space, which was amazing and in thanks they joined their rivals, who are now making them work on a Call of Duty FPS?
 
Karmas a bitch.

#38 Posted by Kenobi (375 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
I'M AFRAID OF CHANGE TOO WAAAHHWHAHAHFSehabfgosrgnvlöikzöv "
Both you guys are being over sensitive.  I'm happy to see a faster news feed for giantbomb.  Plus, it's a slow news week, people get paid for how much they write or by meeting their quotas.  They have to write something.  What till E3 and after, it'll be fine.  
#39 Edited by Olivaw (1215 posts) -

I appreciate this news item because I did not think this game would be an FPS! See, they called it an "action-adventure" game but that implies a very different kind of game than "FPS" does.
 
But now we know, and I no longer care about this game.

#40 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Interesting duo. 
 
But I have a bad feeling about it, either way.

#41 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

Yay

#42 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

The direction of the Call of Duty games is giving me a fucking head ache. I am now deciding not to care until games are made and I see boxes on shelves and I can see whats what.

#43 Posted by Godlovesugly (276 posts) -
@Binman88: 
Yeah I get you.  I'm not saying they're right either, It's just not helpful say to tell people to "leave" if they don't like it. I'd like to think that maybe if you had a criticism someone wouldn't just ignore you or tell you to leave, I'd like to think someone would take note.
 
I dunno, I think it's always good to get criticism...if it's constructive it's always preferred. 
#44 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Where in the job ads does it specifically say "Sledgehammer is making a first-person shooter"?  It says they are looking for people to work on their first-person shooter development team, but it does not mean that they aren't working on Modern Warfare 3 as well as this action-adventure title. 
 
I'm not going to lie - I'm not really digging the way the news is being handled lately.  TOO...MUCH...RUMOR...AND...SPECULATION!!!  Give me SOLID news, 100% confirmed news.  I'll hit the forums for rumors and speculations.

#45 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" Where in the job ads does it specifically say "Sledgehammer is making a first-person shooter"?  It says they are looking for people to work on their first-person shooter development team, but it does not mean that they aren't working on Modern Warfare 3 as well as this action-adventure title.  I'm not going to lie - I'm not really digging the way the news is being handled lately.  TOO...MUCH...RUMOR...AND...SPECULATION!!!  Give me SOLID news, 100% confirmed news.  I'll hit the forums for rumors and speculations. "
I'll hit you for being so uptight! 
 
Naaah, man. I kid. Actually, I agree. Solid Snake news even, I say.
#46 Posted by MeatSim (10853 posts) -

Well at least the franchise hasn't devolved into a Kart Racer yet.

#47 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
"  I'm not going to lie - I'm not really digging the way the news is being handled lately.  TOO...MUCH...RUMOR...AND...SPECULATION!!!  Give me SOLID news, 100% confirmed news.  I'll hit the forums for rumors and speculations. "
Now that is constructive criticism,  I also agree fully.
 
As far as this game goes,  I'll wait for video of the actual gameplay before I form an opinion.
#48 Edited by Rowr (5637 posts) -
@Darkstar614 said:

" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "

your retarded, it was initially said to be an "action adventure". Thats why its news.
 
Action adventure obviously under the broadest terms as opposed to an Actual action adventure game. 
 
Not to mention like he said, most people probably have forgotten about the dead space guys being there (from EA to ACTIVISION) as sledghammer games.
 
This news is relevant to my interests.
#49 Posted by Pepsicolaboy (320 posts) -
@Coombs said:
" @jakob187 said:
"  I'm not going to lie - I'm not really digging the way the news is being handled lately.  TOO...MUCH...RUMOR...AND...SPECULATION!!!  Give me SOLID news, 100% confirmed news.  I'll hit the forums for rumors and speculations. "
Now that is constructive criticism,  I also agree fully.  As far as this game goes,  I'll wait for video of the actual gameplay before I form an opinion. "

...yeah. Not totally in love with the 'news' stream that is flooding the home page.
 
The puns keep rolling in - GiantN4GBomb, KoBombtu, JoyBomb.... 
 
Anyway enough of that. im sure ill get used to it. Still love the site. 
#50 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6298 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" @MysteriousBob said:
" @Darkstar614 said:
" Oh no shit? A Call of Duty game will be an FPS. THIS SURE IS SOME GREAT NEWS COVERAGE RECENTLY.  I feel like I'm on Giant Kotaku Bomb "
You know what I like(d) about Giant Bomb? How its news is quality (importance) over quantity. That seems to have changed ever since these two new guys appeared. Now the site feels almost as shitty as Destructiod or Kotaku. "
I'M AFRAID OF CHANGE TOO WAAAHHWHAHAHFSehabfgosrgnvlöikzöv "
Exactly. People don't seem to realize that you don't have to click every news story on the site. You might even go as far as to say that you can choose to ignore the ones you're uninterested in! What a world we live in! 

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