'Call of Duty Vietnam'? Sledgehammer Was Developing Stealthy Third-Person Shooter Before 'Advanced Warfare'
We were introduced this past weekend to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the latest entry in the famous shooter being developed by Sledgehammer games.
The future setting with high-jumping, wall-climbing exoskeletons is a first for the franchise, but Sledgehammer very nearly developed a completely different game before being assigned to help co-develop 2011's Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity Ward.
According to Game Informer, Sledgehammer was working on a version of Call of Duty that featured a third-person viewpoint and a Vietnam War setting. The quotes come from Glen Schofield, the co-founder of Sledgehammer games.
"We were really getting into the story," Schofield said to GI of the now-dead CoD game. "We had a big moment that I would love to get into a game someday, but it's not something we could do in first-person.
"We did a lot of research on that war," he said of the Vietnam War. "We were definitely going for some Dead Space moments. It was going to be a fresh take on war, that's for sure."
So, sounds to me like a cross of Splinter Cell and Dead Space, a sort of stealthy third-person military shooter set in what was one of America's longest and most opposed conflicts.
What do you think of the potential for a third-person 'Nam-centered Call of Duty? Let us know in the comments.