Sledgehammer Games Developing This Year’s Call of Duty

Activision revealed in its investors earnings call yesterday that Sledgehammer Games will be developing this year’s Call of Duty title.

“For the first time, this years Call of Duty game, and future Call of Duty games, are being built on a three year development cycle,” the publisher also revealed. “There are several advantages to doing this, the first is, of course, quality. This will give our designers more time to envision and to innovate.”

Black Ops, and Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch will most likely have its Call of Duty title debut in 2015, with Infinity Ward following suit in 2016.

The publisher also noted in its report that it expects Bungie’s latest effort, sci-fi MMO title Destiny, to be the best selling game IP of all time.

“We expect Bungie’s Destiny, an innovative shared-world, first-person action game to be Activision Publishing’s next billion-dollar franchise,” CEO Bobby Kotick said. “We expect that Destiny will become the best-selling new video game IP in history.”

Activision has recently come out of a profitable financial 2013 calender year, better than the company expected it to be. Both Skylanders and Call of Duty fueled the success.