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Sledgehammer’s canned Call of Duty effort “like Dead Space”

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 10:36 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield has said that the studio’s cancelled Call of Duty game, now known to be a third-person action-adventure game, had an atmosphere similar to Dead Space.

The game was supposed to take place in an alternate era to Modern Warfare, according to the GM.

“It was a third-person action-adventure game, it was a shooter, and it was not based in this era,” Schofield told Gamerzines at CoD XP.

“It had a lot of atmosphere like, I should say Dead Space a little bit because you were underground in some places. You know, war is hell, war is scary and that’s what we were trying to get across. We did a tonne of research.”

Schofield and Michael Condery founded Sledgehammer in November 2009 after the pair left Dead Space studio Visceral Games.

The decision to cancel the third-person title and work on Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity Ward was a decision made by the studio, not Activision, Schofield insisted.

“They came to us and said, ‘would you guys work on it?’. And at first we told them we’d need to talk to the team and that we’d get back to them in a couple of days. And they were like, ‘well, we really, really like you, you’re the ones that Infinity Ward have chosen’.”

Modern Warfare 3 releases on November 8 on PS3, 360 and PC.

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  1. Ireland Michael

    Lawl.

    God, Activision has to be one of the most creatively bankrupt publishers on the planet.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. VoidTester

    Seriously. Someone write about the D3 beta already. Almost all testers already played through the whole thing.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. themadjock

    breaking news…. Call of Duty hampers new game releases…. way to go activision, keep cranking them out.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Fin

    Sounds awesome.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    ”The decision to cancel the third-person title and work on Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity Ward was a decision made by the studio, not Activision, ”
    Yea right ! :D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. JeRicHoOL

    When you get to offer to drive in a Ferrari or in a Smart, you will choose the Ferrari. They made a decision everyone would have made.

    #5
    Activision can’t tell any developer to work on one of their games. The statement you quoted is correct. Cut your sarcasm…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    “And they were like, ‘well, we really, really like you, you’re the ones that Infinity Ward have chosen’.”

    Simultaneous boner from the whole Sledgehammer team :D

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    @6 What ? How they canned new True Crime ?
    And how also Raven are doing DLC for MW3 now…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. xino

    who in their right mind would make a 3rd COD game!?
    wtf is this sh*?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    ^^ and this is why this was cancelled probably -_-

    #10 3 years ago
  11. HauntaVirus

    I was interested until I read this haha. I wonder if it’s actually canceled or just on hold.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    If “set in another era” means WW2, then fuck that shit.

    I guess they could’ve been talking about Vienam, with all the underground stuff.

    I think it’s a shame it got cancelled. I was looking forward to seeing that a lot more than the new Call of Dutys.

    @8 Well, they also canned Brütal Legend, and that turned out to be a terrible game.

    #12 3 years ago