A job listing for Sledgehammer Games has seemingly confirmed that the next Call of Duty game, due for release later this year, will be developed by the new studio.
The job post, which advertises a vacancy for a Community Manager and listed on Gamasutra, asks whether prospective applicants would "like the chance to build and drive the studio community management effort for Sledgehammer and the next Call of Duty game".
Read that last bit again. Sledgehammer is developing "the next Call of Duty game". Excited? We are.
Many had expected this year's Call of Duty game, confirmed by Activision for release during the "back-half of 2011", to be Modern Warfare 3. But we suspect Sledgehammer is hard at work developing its own Call of Duty sub-series.
Last year's Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops, was developed by Treyarch.
Sledgehammer Games was formed by Activision in 2009, with studio heads Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey heading up development on a new Call of Duty title. The pair have previously worked on top EA action horror Dead Space.
An official announcement about this year's Call of Duty is yet to be made by Activision.