Activision: Sledgehammer Approaching 2014’s Call of Duty “As a Next-Gen-First Development”

If Slegdehammer’s new Call of Duty title follows the lead of Call of Duty: Ghosts, we won’t be hearing the name or details about the title until about the first of May. That hasn’t stopped Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg from giving out some news about the upcoming Call of Duty though, as he told IGN that it’s being approached with next-gen first:

Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development. 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.

Hirshberg continued by saying, “[On the next-gen hardware], we’ve got more capabilities than ever before to play with and we want to make sure our developers have the time to innovate, iterate, to bring the best creative vision and the most possible polish to each and every game.”

For anyone looking to buy this year’s Call of Duty on PS3 or Xbox 360, Hirshberg says it’ll be “great,” but “it will be a next-gen-first production and the current-gen game will be a version of that.”

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