Call Of Duty Vanguard Devs Want A Trilogy, “Vanguard 2 And Vanguard 3”
Developer Sledgehammer Games’ latest military shooter Call of Duty Vanguard is nearing its anticipated release and the new-gen title is aspiring to take the series’ well-traveled World War II premise to unique avenues. Telling an explosive and action-packed account of the origins of the Special Forces, the game has touted a cinematic story campaign across various fronts of the historical worldwide conflict. With such a large-scale scope in mind, it appears developers are eventually hoping to see Vanguard expanded into a trilogy.
Declared during a recent panel held at New York Comic-Con (via VGC), Sledgehammer writer Sam Maggs spoke of the imagery of the Call of Duty series, comparing it to the likes of other more recognizable franchises, and expressing a desire to establish “iconic CoD characters” in the same vein as the Halo series’ Master Chief. ”You know when you think about a game like Halo, you think of Master Chief, but when you think of CoD there’s not really those standout characters,’” Maggs said.
“So we came into this being like, ‘who could be our flagship CoD characters?’ because we want to make Vanguard 2 and Vanguard 3,” she added. ”We have two more stories that we really want to tell with these characters. So, we are hoping that if people love them as much as we do, that we get to continue to tell the story of these people and make them sort of like figureheads for this era of CoD, basically.” Fellow Sledgehammer writer Tochi Onyebuchi chimed in as well, saying, “That info, by the way, is a Comic-Con exclusive. We have never said that publicly before.”
Though much has been made about the game’s multiplayer, the narrative of Call of Duty Vanguard is being put forward as a major highlight of the experience. Following the perspective of a newly-recruited operator in Task Force One, the player and a squad of five heroic soldiers will face the Nazi regime across four major fronts of WWII: Private Lucas Riggs of the North Africa Campaign, Lieutenant Wade Jackson from the Pacific, Lieutenant Polina Petrova on the Eastern Front, and Sergeant Arthur Kingsley of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion.
Considering the unique and character-focused perspective of the Vanguard campaign, a sequel would certainly be a welcome sight, especially if the game delivers on these stories in a truly memorable manner. Even as the new Call of Duty is less than a month away, fans have been treated with multiple peeks at the upcoming shooter, with extended gameplay showing up at Gamescom, a multiplayer beta taking place through last month, and a trailer centering around the story campaign (seen above) debuting earlier this week.
Call of Duty Vanguard releases November 5th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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