An interview on CVG reveals that Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty "action-adventure" title is most likely a dead project. The studio, however, is currently on track to ship Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on November 8th.
Sledgehammer Games General Manager Glen Schofield explains why they're likely pulling the plug on the third-person CoD title.
"We'll probably cancel it. They gave us the choice of: do you want to work on Modern Warfare 3, or do you want to continue working on this? And we really liked that. We liked what we were doing. It's third person, probably set at a time that might have 'niched' it too much. I bet that if we had kept going, within a month or two I probably would have switched the time period, but kept the gameplay. It had some really cool stuff."
While this is disappointing news for fans of the series, it's not the final nail in the coffin, either. And if the project is never picked up again, there's always the chance that the "really cool stuff" Schofield mentions could be integrated into a future Call of Duty game. He states that Sledgehammer is intent on continuing to make more Call of Duty games.
"[It's] up in the air," Schofield says. "I plan to continue working on Call of Duty."
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as New Non-FPS Call of Duty Game "Probably Canceled"