A lot of people have heard of the famous first-person shooter franchise Call. But a lesser known fact is that since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the series actually consisted of two different sub-series created by different developers. After the end of both series, developers have stated their interest in creating a new one starting with the upcoming Infinite Warfare game.
The Modern Warfare series of Call of Duty games is probably the most famous one. It was developed by Infinity Ward, while Treyarch created the Black Ops series. Both companies are developers for Activision, a videogame publishing company.
The renewed interest in a completely different Call of Duty sub-series despite the existence of the Call of Duty: Ghosts game, is linked to the new narrative director for Infinity Ward, Taylor Kurosaki. He previously worked at Naughty Dog until 2014. In an interview with Polygon, he remarked his lack of investment in Ghosts, Infinity’s Ward previous game.
“I can’t speak to what the intentions were when the team was working on Ghosts.”
As a consequence, he wants to go in a different direction and make his mark on the Call of Duty series.
“We want to establish our own new sub-franchise, our own new branch of the Call of Duty tree. What we are developing here could certainly support multiple games. We’re trying to develop a very rich world that we’re not even close to exhausting.”
Regarding the game Infinite Warfare game, on which he worked extensively, he said that the developing team considers it a huge shift in the direction of the overall franchise. A jump equivalent to that between Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
“I’m sure that the Infinity Ward team felt the same kind of tremendous burden when they went from World War II to modern warfare. It’s an entire world with new weapons, vehicles, AI, under-the-hood stuff. We’re doing the same stuff here.”
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 4. The developers recently revealed its new zombie mode called Zombies in Spaceland and that it will feature several celebrities.
Are you excited about the new Call of Duty game and the possibility of a new sub-series?
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