Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 might have only just launched last week, but as you know by now, the production cycle never stops, and MW3 cohorts Sledgehammer Games has posted up a job ad for a new Call of Duty game on PS3 and Xbox 360. Is it the much-rumoured Modern Warfare 4, or something else?
NowGamer reports on the Sledgehammer job, which is for Senior Environment Artist.
The advert was posted on Gamasutra, and a project descriptor reads, "We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty development team. If you are passionate and driven to do your best work, and have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, please apply online."
The advert also states that the successful candidate, "Will be expected to create single player and multi-player levels under the direction of the art director and the creative director." Under the role's core duties, the studio has also asked that candidates, "Will insure that the level works on all relevant platforms, Xbox 360, PS3."
It's no surprised that a new Call of Duty is being developed somewhere right now, and recent rumours suggest that game is Modern Warfare 4.
But with gamers shouting from the rooftops about the need for a new engine and a move to next-gen, the line about Xbox 360 and PS3 might be a sore point for disheartened followers of the series.
Fan fatigue could be setting in already, as suggested by today's announcement that Black Ops 2 is the new UK number one. Good news for Activision indeed, but the game has sold 1.7 million units so far in the UK, which is lower than MW2, MW3 and 300,000 units below the original Black Ops.
VG247's own appraisal of the Black Ops 2 campaign said that while it was another slice of enjoyable action flick stupidity, the series is starting to feel like something of a skipping record. What's your take?