It looks like Activision is changing things up with Call of Duty this year. According to IGN, this year’s entry in the Call of Duty franchise will be developed by Sledgehammer Games instead of Treyarch.
According to Activision, “This year’s Call of Duty game, and future Call of Duty games, are being developed on a three year development cycle.” They went on to say that some of the advantages to doing this were that the studios would have more time to envision and innovate for future games.
For players who might not be familiar with Sledgehammer Games, the company was brought into the Call of Duty franchise to assist with developing Modern Warfare 3 after the high profile firings of Former Infinity Ward president, Jason West, and Infinity Ward co-founder, Vince Zampella.
For now, it’s assumed that with Sledgehammer developing Call of Duty 2014, we can expect Treyarch to handle CoD 2015 and Infinity Ward to work on CoD 2016.