Tuesday, October 6

Activision wanted more WWII style games instead of Modern Warfare

In an Interview with the Official Playstation Magazine, Infinity Ward's Boss Vince Zampella said Activision didn't want Call of Duty 4 to be Modern Warfare, and have been holding up on a more "Modern" type of war experiences for a good amount of time. Here's Zampella:

"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War 2," Lampella said. "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."

"And something I'll add to that, Activision did not want Modern Warfare. They thought working on a Modern game was risky [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."

Well they were the ones dead wrong weren't they? Modern Warfare has sold over 14 million copies and counting. Some publishers have no clue; Good to see the boys at Infinity Ward stuck to their guns and went on with the development of Modern Warfare. Ah, the spirit of persistence even in the face of opposition, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be available on November 10th, 2009 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and two weeks later on PC.


10/06/09 Ernice Gilbert

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