“There’s Every Possibility” Call of Duty Could Explore WWII or Other Historical Settings in the Future, Says Activision CEO
When Game Informer was at Sledgehammer Games last month for their Call of Duty: WWII cover story, they interviewed Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, who revealed that he doesn’t think this will be the last time Call of Duty explores a historical setting:
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.
A little earlier in the interview, Hirshberg said, “I think the original desire at Sledgehammer was to make Advanced Warfare 2 for very understandable reasons, because what developer doesn’t want a sequel and to start a long-standing sub-franchise that they sort of have unique ownership over?” When the conversation about WWII started though, “it didn’t take long for them to get really excited about it, for their team to get excited about it, and they were off and running.”
Asked if Advanced Warfare might return at some point, he replied, “Oh god [laughs]. Just uh, proba– I don’t know [laughs]. I don’t wanna take a decisive position. It’s one of those things that, you know, if you stay on the train long enough, the scenery keeps changing.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Hirshberg said the Headquarters social space in WWII could return in future games, it just depends on the response.
Call of Duty: WWII releases on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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[Source: Game Informer]