It was recently revealed that Activision was putting the Call of Duty franchise on a three year development cycle in place of the two year one it had had before. Coming in next to Infinity Ward and Treyarch, the third company working on Call of Duty games was then announced to be Sledghammer Games, who would be releasing their Call of Duty in 2014. Now, a few basic details about that game have been revealed.
As far as specifics go, Activision claims "the proof will be in the pudding," but what was revealed is that Sledgehammer's Call of Duty will be "a next-gen-first development." Now that the new consoles have been released and the developers have had some time to get acquainted with the final versions of them, Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg says eighth gen platforms are the "primary development," something which has been said to have been lacking in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
"Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development.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." — Eric Hirshberg