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Call of Duty Action Title Likely Cancelled

When Activision first announced Sledgehammer Games, a new studio formed by Dead Space development heads Michael Condry and Glen Schofield, the team was to develop a third-person action Call of Duty title. But after the fallout from the Infinity Ward scuffle last year, Activision needed help finishing Modern Warfare 3.

That means the planned action title is now likely on the chopping block.

“We'll probably cancel it,” Schofield told CVG in an interview. “They 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 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.”

When asked wether or not Sledgehammer will work on its own project after Modern Warfare 3 ships this fall, Schofield said future plans are not concrete just yet.

“I think the best thing that could happen for Activision would be for us to both go off and make our own game. Whether that's a Call of Duty game or not is up in the air. I plan to continue working on Call of Duty.”

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