Activision wants to make it perfectly clear that the next entry in its popular first-person shooter franchise is being built specifically for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The new Call of Duty game coming in 2014, developed by Sledgehammer Games, is putting next-gen hardware first, Activision's Eric Hirshberg told IGN.
Sledgehammer is approaching this as a next-gen-first development. Obviously in the console-transition year, anyone who developed a cross-generational game last year had to deal with the fact that the technology of the next-gen platforms was still coming into focus and changing quite a bit during the development process…. Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development.
As for what this might mean for potential PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports, Activision has yet to comment. That said, there's no way Activision will leave that massive install base off the table.