Sledgehammer Games Was Developing Advanced Warfare 2, Says Ex-Creative Director

In a new interview with MinnMax, ex-Sledgehammer Games Creative Director, Bret Robbins, has revealed that the studio was developing Advanced Warfare 2 before shifting to Call of Duty: WWII.

In response to a question about how far the developers got with Advanced Warfare 2, Robbins said, “Yeah started down that road, we had some early prototypes, I think we might have even done a demo level of it and then, I can’t remember all the reasons of the decisions but it felt like World War 2 [games] had come back”.

Robbins then went on to explain that they shifted direction to World War 2, which was released in 2017.

Robbins also delved into the canceled third-person Call of Duty title based in Vietnam, internally named as ‘Fog of War’. According to Robbins, it was “almost like an Uncharted meets Call of Duty”, which had a prototype and a demo.

It’s unclear where Sledgehammer Games’ creative direction will take the franchise following this year’s release of their next premium title. Insider Gaming understands that this year’s title by Sledgehammer Games was initially planned as a year 2 DLC for Modern Warfare II, but materialized into something much bigger.

Call of Duty 2023 Key Dates

  • Beta weekend 1 (PS4/PS5) – October 6, 2023 – October 10, 2023
  • Beta weekend 2 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – October 12, 2023 – October 16, 2023
  • Campaign Early Access ((PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 2, 2023
  • Full Release (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 10, 2023

You can watch the full interview on Advanced Warfare 2 and Sledgehammer Games’ third-person title below:

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