Modern Warfare 3 Development Team Hiring for Unannounced Title

December 7, 2011Written by Jonathan Leack

Following the collapse of Infinity Ward, which wasn’t too long ago, a new development team was born. Named Sledgehammer Games, the team was constructed specifically to follow in Infinity Ward’s footsteps, a team that produced four extremely well-received Call of Duty titles. Now that they’ve released their first title with success, it appears that they might be looking to expand their¬†portfolio.

Sledgehammer Games is currently hiring a Senior Online Engineer. The recruitment post on Gamasutra states:

We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty development team.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 just came out last month, and given that Treyarch is currently producing the next Call of Duty, which will come out in roughly a year, it’s unlikely that an Online Engineer would be required for anything outside of maintenance¬†including¬†patches and Call of Duty Elite work. This leads me to believe that they’re working on another title outside of the next Modern Warfare, especially with a team size of well over 100 members.

If this is true, the possibilities are limited. Activision is very careful with funding, and is primarily concerned with high profitability. As a result, it’s either something that will be familiar, or yet another Call of Duty title that’s beginning production early. Whatever the case, we probably won’t find out until a few months into 2012.

What do you think Sledgehammer Games is working on? Is it just another Call of Duty release? Share your response in the comments below.