Before Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer attempted a third-person Call of Duty game, reports said.
Sledgehammer would love to make a third-person Call of Duty game, but did not materialize. Sledgehammer co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield shared the story about the canceled third-person Call of Duty game.
The founders said that they have started doing the project after leaving Visceral Games where they worked on Dead Space. However, they stopped the development in order to finish Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Right after Activision fired Infinity Ward?s Vince Zampella and Jason West, Schofield said that it wasn?t likely Sledgehammer would go back to developing third-person games since its setting was too obscure.
It could be remembered that in an interview with Sledgehammer general manager Schofield last 2011, he said, “We’ll probably cancel it. They [Activision] gave us the choice of: Do you want to work on Modern Warfare 3 or do you want to continue working on this? And we really liked that. We liked what we were doing. It’s third person, probably set at a time that might have ‘niched’ it too much. I bet that if we had kept going, within a month or two, I probably would have switched the time period but kept the gameplay. It had some really cool stuff.”
Reports today revealed that this attempt to develop third-person game was supposed to take place in the Vietnam War (?Secret War? in Cambodia and Laos).
The co-founders said that they?d already spent six or eight months on it, got into the story, and made some mechanics. ?We had a big moment that I would love to get into a game someday, but it’s not something we could do in first-person.?
They said that they already had 15 fully playable minutes of the game even before they moved on to Modern Warfare 3. They also said that the decision to let go of the project was not easy ? never been that easy actually.
“It was part of our culture that we were all going to make that decision together. We would have loved to make that [third-person] game. It was in a space that we enjoyed, but how does anything compare to the first-person blockbuster release of 2011,” Schofield said.
Now, for those who are waiting for Sledgehammer?s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the game will be out on November 4.
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