Sledgehammer Games would resurrect its canned third-person Call of Duty project if Activision ever asked it to, co-founder Glen Schofield has said.
Speaking to Game Informer about the project, which was cancelled when Sledgehammer chose to collaborate with Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3, Schofield said that the studio "had spent at least six to eight months on it. I was really getting into the story. We had some really cool mechanics."
The third-person game was to be set in Cambodia during the Vietnam War and saw players fighting through a treacherous jungle environment and haunting underground tunnels.
"We had the underground tunnels," Schofield continued. "We were definitely getting some Dead Space moments. I don't mean that from sci-fi, I mean that was a war that was scary for the [American soldiers]. They didn't know if in the jungle there was a booby trap, or what was in those tunnels. And there were thousands of miles of tunnel underground. It was a hidden war, right? Everybody thought the war was in Vietnam, but it was in Cambodia and Laos. So we were telling a cool story."
After work on Modern Warfare 3 completed, Sledgehammer began development on this year's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, an opportunity that meant co-founder Michael Condrey "didn't think for a second about going back to the third-person game".
But if the opportunity were to ever arise, Sledgehammer would return to its third-person project.
"If they ever asked us to a make a third-person Call of Duty game I'd go back to what we were doing," Schofield concludes.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 4.