Sledgehammer Games talks about the development cycle of Call of Duty going forward, the lack of Battlefield 3 Influence on Modern Warfare 3, among other things.
Next Gen CoD
In an interview with Metro, the Co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield, has revealed that Activisoin might implement a 3 year development cycle where Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Infinty Ward would take turns developing the franchise. If this were to happen, with the time left in this generation of consoles, it brings up the question whether Sledgehammer will have their first solo stab at the Call of Duty franchise when the next generation consoles, PS4 and Xbox 720, are released. Glen explained “probably, yeah [it could be on the next gen consoles]. I’d bet on us to make a good Call Of Duty.”
The Lack of BF3’s Influence
A few months ago, we reported on the fact that Modern Warfare 3 Didn’t Copy Battlefield 3, which was one of our most commented articles. Glen explained to CVG “my [Modern Warfare 3’s] competition is Modern Warfare 2. It always has been and if you think back two years ago when we were starting on the project I didn’t know anything about Battlefield. I started hearing stuff about it maybe five or six months ago, news coming out. I never got a chance to play it until we got the beta a little while ago.” He went on to say “as far as a competitor goes, by the time we saw anything of it, the window to make changes was closed.” Glen further explained on Twitter, “yes I think they [MW3 and BF3] are different games, which is good for gamers.” Which is a view we mirror at MP1st.
In Other News
According to Glen, “all the weapon sounds and their 3D models” in MW3 have been changed since the early reveal trailers. He also reassured that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions should be on par in terms of frame rate and other performance measures. On the PC front, Michael Condrey confirmed that the server files are indeed “stand-alone”, Steam is required to be running for the dedicated servers to work, and one dedicated box can run multiple servers.