Like Modern Warfare and Black Ops, Infinity Ward wants its upcoming Call of Duty title to be the start of a new sub-series. In an interview with Polygon, Infinite Warfare‘s Narrative Director, Taylor Kurosaki, said that the developer is creating a rich world that it’s “not even close to exhausting” and since the space setting “afforded us a lot to do from a gameplay perspective,” it might just end up working out.
We want to establish our own new subfranchise. 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.
However, the shift from the typical tone of Call of Duty games to the new setting can be a daunting task, and fan reception so far hasn’t exactly been positive, but the studio isn’t backing out.
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. 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.
How well the change will work is something we’ll find out when Infinite Warfare launches on November 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.