Sledgehammer's Call of Duty Getting No PC Love (Yet)
I almost forgot. It's a new console generation, isn't it? It must be since Sledgehammer's new Call of Duty game is going to be primarily developed for those shiny new boxes everyone's picking up. (I bought a PlayStation 4, just don't tell anybody.) The problem however is that it seems like the PC is getting shafted yet again in the Call of Duty department, as Sledgehammer didn't even mention that they were working on a PC version of their first entry into the Call of Duty franchise.
I'm sure us PC guys will get a port, but completely forgetting that a PC port is going to exist sure doesn't make it sound like it's going to have much love. Activision Publishing's CEO, Eric Hirshberg had a chat with IGN where he shared his thoughts on the next gen consoles.
"Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development," says Hirshberg. "Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact that the technology of the next-gen platforms was still coming into focus and changing quite a bit during the development process.... Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development."
There's also going to be a 'current-gen' version of Sledgehammer's CoD, presumably just being the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Hirshberg also assures fans worried about the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions that 2014's Call of Duty "will also be a great current-gen game." The publisher recognizes 2014 as a continuation of last year's console transition. "There are still a lot of people playing on current gen," says Hirshberg "and we want to deliver a great experience for them as well. But it will be a next-gen-first production and the current-gen game will be a version of that."