Future Call of Duty installments could continue with the series’ latest World War II setting, according to a recent interview with Activision.
Speaking with Game Informer, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg discussed why the publisher decided to bring the series back to the popular setting of World War II, and what it has planned for the series going forward. When asked if the World War II setting was a “one-off” idea to satisfy older fans, or if it establishes a new direction for the series, Hirshberg explained that Call of Duty is likely not done with historical settings.
“Well, you know I can’t reveal things on the slate that are several years off,” Hirshberg said, “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.”
The CEO was also asked about the possibility of Call of Duty forgoing its annual releases for a game-as-service format. Hirshberg responded that, while the games don’t carry over progress like others in that category, Call of Duty could be considered a gaming service in the sense of its reliably returning community. That said, Hirshberg expects the series to continue with its annual release format, but claims that Activision is always looking at ways to support players of the series as a whole, rather than solely focusing on the latest installment.
Call of Duty: WWII launches November 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The shooter’s second beta weekend is live earlier than expected, complete with new content that wasn’t part of the previous beta weekend.
Source: Game Informer