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Call of Duty moves to a 3 year development cycle

The immensely popular first-person-shooter, Call of Duty, has decided to take the franchise to its next progressive step by moving away from a two year cycle of development to a three year cycle. The three year cycle means that the likes of Infinity Ward, Treyarch and now Sledgehammer Games will share in their yearly turn to release the game under their respective brand. 

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The announcement was made by Activision CEO as he stated that the change has beem made to allow for better game development and DLC for other games. Sledgehammer Games had the following to say regarding the situation: 

"Five years ago, we started on the most exciting journey of our careers. Sledgehammer Games was built around a singular goal – to create world-class interactive entertainment that entertains millions of fans around the world. We have a passion for creating games and a team dedicated to achieving excellence in everything that we do.

Having the honor of developing the new, next generation of Call of Duty is a developer’s dream come true. All of us here at Sledgehammer Games have a shared vision to create the best work of our lives. The next Call of Duty represents a new era for this amazing franchise, and we look forward to sharing what we have been working on.

Today is just the beginning, there is so much more to come! "

Sledgehammer games was most noticeably involved with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 where they teamed up with Infinity Ward to release the title in 2011. This means that we will not be seeing the next Treyarch title, which is expected to be Black Ops 3, untill 2015. 

eSports fans will be happy to know that the Sledgehammer Games development crew have already shown that they are committed to the competitive environment. This is a photo of the crew all spectating the Call of Duty Championship last year: 

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With this latest news, are you excited about seeing Sledgehammer Games version of Call of Duty or are you disappointed that you are going to have to wait another year to see the Treyarch version? Let us know by commenting below or hitting us up on Twitter or Facebook. 

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