Call of Duty 8 dev targets 'bug free' game

Sledgehammer aims to avoid franchise mistakes

New Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer is aiming for a "bug free" first outing in the COD franchise.

The standard is set in a job listing advertising for a quality assurance tester, which also sets a goal for review scores above 95 percent.


The ad reads: "The candidate will help Sledgehammer Games deliver a 95+ rated Call of Duty game 'bug free' meeting the high expectations of gamers today."

This comes after PlayStation 3 Black Ops players found their online experience littered with bugs, so much so in fact that Activision suffered the wrath of a pressure group claiming the publisher was using PS3 players "like game testers".

PS3 owners themselves petitioned Activision for a refund back in November. They got a series of patches instead.

Sledgehammer was revealed as the developer assigned to the "next Call of Duty game" in another job listing last month.

Reports last month suggested that Sledgehammer is working alongside Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 3.

[ SOURCE: Sledgehammer ]