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Activision Wanted More World War 2 Games from Infinity Ward

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Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare was a sales behemoth, and is still one of the most played multiplayer games today – two years after its release. Thing is, it nearly didn’t happen.

According to Infinity Ward’s Vince Zampella has revealed that they wanted to make a game with a modern setting for years – right from the second game in the franchise in fact -  but had been shackled by Activison.

Even more chilling – without some wrangling on Infinity Ward’s part, there would have never been console versions of COD, as Activision had pigeonholed Infinity Ward as a strictly PC developer.

"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War 2," Zampella told OPM, "but Activision really wanted it, the compromise sort of being that we’d get some dev kits for consoles in exchange for doing a World War 2 game.

"We always wanted to be on consoles and Activision saw us as more of a PC developer," he said.

"And something I’ll add to that, Activision also did not want Modern Warfare. They thought working on a modern game was risky and [thought], ‘oh my god you can’t do that, it’s crazy!’ They were doing market research to show us we were wrong the whole time," he continued.

Jason West, CoD project lead agreed "We had to fight for everything,"he said. "They wanted it to be World War 2. Again."

So much for market research! Modern Warfare exploded at retail, and cemented itself in gamers hearts. Its sequel, Modern Warfare 2 – due next month- looks set to repeat the phenomenal success of the original.

Aren’t we all glad Activision caved and let the lads from Infinity Ward make the game they wanted to make?

Source : CVG

Last Updated: October 7, 2009


  1. Q121

    October 7, 2009 at 10:40

    Oh lord I cant stand WW2 games…. BF 1943 is an exception but in general they suck…..



  2. RSA-Ace

    October 7, 2009 at 12:40

    hmmm… so who was supposed to write about this?
    Lazy or Geoff – i see both took a stab at it :whistle:


  3. janrik

    October 7, 2009 at 12:56

    Yeah, I know it is good PR to Kill Natzis, and now Zombies, but we need new bad guys.


  4. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 13:09

    It happens sometimes (quite often) where the writers duplicate stories.

    Normally it’s a case of first come, first serve – but for some reason Lazy replaced his post with mine, despite it hitting the system later.


  5. Dark

    October 7, 2009 at 13:58

    What about a Nazi conspiracy?


  6. Q121

    October 7, 2009 at 14:03

    When will they make a game where you play as an one and you get to shoot Americans???

    Like taking pot shots at fat people in wheel chairs and achievements for shooting a hand burger out their hands 🙂



  7. Flamebaitboy

    October 7, 2009 at 15:37

    Bobby Kotick is a **** .


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