Action-adventure Call of Duty ‘probably cancelled’

Sledgehammer Games’ action-adventure Call of Duty title — the project the studio was founded for — is likely to get canned altogether.

Sledgehammer is currently helping Infinity Ward finish up Modern Warfare 3 with their own title on hold for a good while now, but it’s looking as if they may not be returning to it.

“We’ll probably cancel it,” CEO Glen Schofield said in a recent 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.”

Cool stuff may not be enough to warrant a return though; the studio’s next steps remain unclear for now.

“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.”