Activision Executive Teases More Historical Call of Duty Titles
The Call of Duty (CoD) franchise is one of the most well known first-person shooter series in the history of video games. In the early days, CoD titles focused on the brutal warfare of the World War II era. In recent years, the games have been modernized and even took players into the future with titles like Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare. After several years of modern and futuristic combat, Call of Duty is headed back to its roots, circa WWII. With fans excited about the return of a historical setting, one Activision executive teases that more historical CoD titles are on the horizon.
The return to WWII has been one of the biggest promoters for this year’s annual Call of Duty release. Millions of fans have enjoyed the Modern Warfare and Black Ops titles, but early fans of the franchise have been nothing short of relieved that the franchise is returning to its roots. The big question on some people’s minds, however, is whether or not WWII is just a one time deal, or will the franchise start making more historical combat titles in the future.
Activision executive Eric Hershberg has the fate of most of the company’s franchises in his control through his heavy involvement with the publishing brand. It’s safe to assume that there isn’t anybody who knows more about what’s in store for the future of CoD. In a recent interview, Hershberg was asked about WWII and if this title was going to be a one-off, or if the franchise would be aimed at more historical war settings. Hershberg responded:
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.”
During the interview, the Activision executive talked about the franchise’s recent games and their futuristic setting. He claimed that fans were getting “fatigued” with the past war-time settings, which pushed the focus onto more modern and futuristic titles. With the last entry, Infinite Warfare, Hershberg believes the title “under-performed” which led the change in direction back to historical settings. Speaking about Infinite Warfare, he stated:
Not to make any comment on the quality of the game from last year, but I think that while there were a lot of innovations and a lot of fun new things that players got to do, it was one future game too many.”
Call of Duty fans may have to wait to find out what the future holds in terms of settings and themes, but WWII releases on November 3 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Do you prefer the historical or futuristic CoD titles? What time era would you like to see featured in a Call of Duty game? Do you think that the Activision executive is heading the franchise in the right direction? Let us know in the comments section below. As always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live feed.
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