Third-person COD officially shelved

Remember that mysterious third person Call of Duty game? It now looks like it’s unlikely to ever see the light of day.

The studio that was working on it, Sledgehammer Games, has confirmed that the project has been canned. And with Sledgehammer now one of the multiple studios working on Modern Warfare 3, it seems that the game has been abandoned.

We came on board to make a third person action adventure game, in the Call of Duty franchise,” Activision VP and GM and the founder of Sledgehammer Glen Schofield toldGamespot.

Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey added: We were working on it about six months. We had a prototype together that was pretty compelling. It looked really good.

The opportunity to work on the biggest thing in the industry with Infinity Ward, which has demonstrated that they know how to do exceptional software, was just an opportunity we couldn’t miss.

There is a lot of people on the team who have worked on Call of Duty before, who have worked on first-person shooters, so there is a lot of built-in knowledge about the FPS genre and a lot of passionate gamers.”

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