Last-Gen Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Developed By Different Studio
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
An exo-lent team takes charge
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are not being developed by the same studio behind the Xbox One, PS4, and PC editions.
While Sledgehammer Games is confirmed to be handling the next-gen duties, High Moon Studios — known for their excellent work on Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron — will handle the port to the aging consoles.
Sledgehammer Games co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey dropped the news during a brief conversation with Game Informer:
“The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms are being developed by the talented team at High Moon Studios. They are committed to bringing an incredible X360 and PS3 Call of Duty game to fans. We've been working closely with those guys to ensure players get an awesome Call of Duty experience on all platforms.”
This wouldn't be the first time two separate studios have handled the same game across different console generations. Titanfall on Xbox One was made by Respawn Entertainment, while Bluepoint Games handled the Xbox 360 version.
Beginning with last years' game, the Call of Duty franchise is now on a three-year development cycle. Activision has previously stated the longer cycle means their studios can push out better quality Call of Duty experiences. Sledgehammer Games gets the spotlight this year, Treyarch in 2015, and then back to Infinity Ward in 2016.