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Call of Duty 2014: first screenshot released

Image shown at GDC shows high detail character model

An image from the forthcoming, unannounced Call of Duty installment shows a high detail character model.

Unveiled at GDC 2014 by representatives from Sledgehammer Games, the image was posted today by IGN.


The image was displayed during a panel entitled Quest for Quality: Maximizing the Relationship Between Creative and Production, which featured speakers from Sledgehammer.

This year's game will be the first since Activision switched the Call of Duty series to a three year development cycle, adding Sledgehammer Games to a rotation which has traditionally been shared between Infinity Ward and Treyarch.

2014 will mark the debut Sledgehammer effort, and is said to be the first installment to prioritise next-gen consoles, according to Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.

"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," Hirshberg said in February.

"Now that we have the next-gen hardware out in the marketplace and solid, that is our primary development."

It first emerged in June 2012 that Sledgehammer is developing a Call of Duty title. It will follow 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts, which released PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.