It looks like Activision is gearing up for yet another current-gen Call of Duty title and Sledgehammer Games is taking the lead. A new job listing on Gamasutra for a “Senior Environment Artist” was spotted by NowGamer, and surprisingly enough, there is no mention of development for next-generation platforms. Here’s what the job description says:
We are actively recruiting top talent for our Call of Duty development team. If you are passionate and driven to do your best work, and have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games, please apply online.
[The applicant] Will be expected to create single player and multi-player levels under the direction of the art director and the creative director. [The applicant] Will insure that the level works on all relevant platforms, Xbox 360, PS3.
Whether or not this will end up being Modern Warfare 4 remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, the Call of Duty franchise does not end on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with Black Ops II. Perhaps the next CoD will be on both current and next gen titles, which would mean that it couldn’t take full advantage of the full power of the next gen console.