Non-FPS Call of Duty announced

Sledgehammer Games handling 2011 release

Activision has announced that it intends to expand the Call of Duty franchise with a new non-FPS title by developer Sledgehammer Games, expected to be released in 2011.

The title's development will be headed up by Dead Space veterans and former Visceral Games bosses Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey.

Activision says the Sledgehammer will "extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre".

"2010 will be another important year for the Call of Duty franchise," stated Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing.

"In addition to continued catalog sales, new downloadable content from Infinity Ward and a new Call of Duty release, we are excited about the opportunity to bring the franchise to new geographies, genres and players."