Last week, we reported that Sledgehammer Games, who co-developed 2011′s Modern Warfare 3 along with Infinity Ward, announced that they will not be involved with the recently announced Call of Duty: Ghosts and that they are, instead, “heads down” in their “next project.”
Of course, no clues were given as to what the project might be, but a recent job listing suggests that it is, indeed, related to Call of Duty.
Apparently, Sledgehammer Games is “actively recruiting top talent for [their] Call of Duty development team.” The job description in question reads:
Sledgehammer Games is looking for talented Level Designers to create cutting edge level designs for our exciting title based on a successful Activision owned IP. We’re looking for top talent with strong experience in level design for AAA titles. If you’re interested in jumping in and working on a new project with some of the most talented developers in the industry, apply today!
With Infinity Ward hard at work on Call of Duty: Ghosts and Treyarch still tied up with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, what could Sledgehammer Games possibly be up to? The fact that they are looking for talent with strong experience in level design for “AAA titles” suggests that whatever they might be working on is more than just mere Call of Duty game for mobile devices. Qualifications also indicate that the applicant must have a “serious passion for Shooters, Console or PC.“
Could they have been handed the reigns of the Modern Warfare series? Are they possibly working on Modern Warfare 4, effectively adding a third developer to the Call of Duty development cycle? Or, is it something completely different?
What do you guys think?