Activision CEO has teased that Call of Duty may stick with its historical roots beyond the launch of Call of Duty: WW2.
According to Eric Hirshberg, Activision’s CEO, the Call of Duty series may stick with a more historical setting from here on out. In the past couple of years the series has deviated from its original WW2 roots with Infinite Warfare, the latest game in the series, taking the fight to space.
In an interview with GameInformer, Hirshberg says that the series has stuck to the futuristic settings for too long. “I think with the benefit of hindsight,” he says, “we can all agree we might have had one more future game than we needed”.
Now, we all know that the Call of Duty franchise is currently being worked on by three developers, Infinity Ward who developed Infinite Warfare, Sledgehammer Games, who is behind Call of Duty: WW2, and of course Treyarch who are currently developing 2018’s entry into the series.
So with that in mind, GameInformer pressed a little more on the future of the series with Hirshberg saying:
“Well, you know I can’t reveal things on the slate that are several years off, but no I don’t necessarily see it as a one-off; I think that World War II and historical settings more broadly are very rich territory, and I think there’s every possibility that that could become an area that we explore more than once.”
Call of Duty: WW2 is set to launch on November 3 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.