Call Of Duty developer Infinity Ward is looking to revitalise the franchise with its latest entry.
Returning to the franchise for the first time since 2013’s Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward hopes to recapture the tense, memorable moments that defined the franchise in its early years.
“I want people to play our new game and say, ‘Wow, I haven’t seen CoD change that much since [Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare],” design director Jacob Minkoff says in an exciting new developer insight video.
The studio — one of the three that alternate Call Of Duty‘s annual releases along with Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch and Advanced Warfare‘s Sledgehammer — will be making the 2016 version, and if the reports are to be believed it could be the entry that reestablishes CoD‘s place as a gaming juggernaut.
So far all we know about this Call Of Duty is that it’s “innovative”, a word used all too often by publisher Activision when describing its games.
But maybe this year truly will be the return to form so many diehard Call Of Duty fanatics have been waiting for. After all, Infinity Ward created the franchise and arguably set it up to be the industry leader it is today with 2007’s Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
That game was outstanding on all fronts, and reports that it will be remastered and included with this year’s Call Of Duty has understandably generated plenty of hype.
The Infinity Ward team will be hosting a live stream tonight — May 3 at 3:30am AEST — to talk about their “bold, new vision for Call of Duty”. You can watch the stream live here.
Check out the insight video below, in which Infinity Ward members talk about what Call Of Duty means to them.