Three year development cycle will mean better Call Of Duty games says Activision
Activision Publishing's Eric Hirschberg has been talking of the advantages of giving Call Of Duty studios a three-year development cycle.
Hirschberg has explained how the extra year afforded by Sledgehammer's insertion into the rotation has given their triumvirate of Call Of Duty studios the room to make mistakes and be a bit more experimental with the multi-billion selling FPS series.
He said, "That extra year of development time, particularly with the new consoles and the more powerful hardware, has really paid off thus far to iterate, innovate, and try new things. To find out which things didn't work and have the freedom to fail in the creative process, so what goes on the disc is the best ideas."
"The thing that the three-year development cycle allows is these games have gotten so ambitious, we're packing so many different modes of play onto the disc," Hirschberg added. "The things that started off as flyers, like zombies or co-op became their own whole games."
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due to release on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November the 11th.
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