There'll Probably Be An Infinite Warfare II, Says Infinity Ward

by on 08/22/2016

For a while now, the Call of Duty franchise has mainly consisted of two subseries connected under the CoD banner: Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare and Treyarch’s Black Ops. However, Modern Warfare ended with the announcement of a game subtitled “Infinite Warfare” and set in space. Is Infinity Ward thinking of starting a new subseries with this game?
Infinite Warfare’s narrative director Taylor Kurosaki confirmed that yes, that’s the plan. He says that coming off working with Naughty Dog and The Lst Of Us, he really felt no connection with Call of Duty Ghosts (IW’s last CoD) and that he’d like to take the series in a new direction from this point forward.
As Kurosake told Polygon, “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.”
Going from Earth to the void beyond is quite the leap, however, one some fans have been vocal about their reluctance to adopt. But Kurosake is standing on the belief that it has precedence and that it’s necessary. “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,” he said. “It’s an entire world with new weapons, vehicles, AI, under-the-hood stuff. We’re doing the exact same stuff here. This is as much of a sea change.”
One difference, though — at the time, most army shooters were WWII-based and going modern was new territory. There hasn’t been a lack of Space Marine FPSes since the arrival of the original Halo. The real question is if COD can put a new spin on this sort of thing that makes it fresh…

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