PSLS  •  News

Sledgehammer’s Shelved Call of Duty Title Was an Uncharted-Style Game With Call of Duty Lore

September 14, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan

fog of war

Sledgehammer Games’ shelved Call of Duty title, Fog of War, was set during the Vietnam war in Cambodia and was a “true, gritty, Apocalypse Now” take on the war. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey said that the studio was aiming for an Uncharted-style gameplay with Call of Duty lore.

In your head you instantly can imagine an Uncharted-style of game, but done in the lore of Call of Duty. You can see that. We built a prototype and it was cool. It was a true gritty Apocalypse Now take on Vietnam in an interactive way. We had a 15-minute demo, and there were some great moments.

Unfortunately for Sledgehammer, the entire fallout at Infinity Ward saw the studio being roped in to help finish Modern Warfare 3.

In a separate interview, Condrey said that the decision to abandon Fog of War was difficult, but working on Modern Warfare 3 was an opportunity that the company “just couldn’t pass up.”

[Source: GameSpot via Eurogamer]