The next Call of Duty will be really, really, ridiculously good looking

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Call of Duty is no longer a game developed in a two-year cycle by two development teams. Nope, it’s now a three year, three team game – and this year’s game will be handled by Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty 2014 will be developed primarily for the new systems, making it the first real “next gen” entry in the series. And it’ll apparently be quite the looker.

According to the chaps at IGN, during a panel at GDC called “Quest for Quality: Maximizing the Relationship Between Creative and Production,” developer Sledgehammer Games showed an image which they say is an in-game look at the character models in the next Call of Duty. And it’s pretty impressive.

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That’s a pretty damned realistic model – though I’m not sure why the series aims for realistic human portrayals, when they have all the character and depth of a puddle…but I digress. Games like Call of duty aren’t about the feels they’re about the pew pew pew. Honestly though? I’m more keen for 2015’s game from Treyarch; they’ve gone from being the worst COD developer to being the best – but I’m one of those anomalous single player COD players, and those who play the multiplayer are bound to disagree.

As for why the next COD is targeting the new systems?

“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,” Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said in February.

“Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development.”

Last Updated: April 23, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

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