Advanced Warfare Dev Wants Another World War II Call of Duty
"I think a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War II setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing," Michael Condrey says.
If you'd like to see a future Call of Duty game return to World War II, you're not alone. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey would also like to play a game set during that time period, he says in a new interview.
"I think a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War II setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing," he said in an interview with Metro.
Though he's on-board with the concept, Condrey said returning to that era could be tricky, given the new movement abilities introduced to the series with Advanced Warfare's exosuit.
"Now, how would it play and how would the multiplayer work after the new movement set in Advanced Warfare? That's a tougher question than I've had to tackle yet," he explained.
The Call of Duty series is now on a three-year, three-studio development cycle, meaning there are (at least) two other Call of Duty games in development right now at Infinity Ward and Treyarch. The most recent Call of Duty game set entirely in World War II was 2008's Call of Duty: World at War.
Also in the interview, Condrey said part of what makes the Call of Duty franchise so popular and powerful is that its stories are often "ripped from the headlines." But one headline that Condrey said he wouldn't want to make a game out of is the current conversation around extremist group ISIS.
"I think the tragedies going on around the world in the areas of genocide and ISIS would be hard to make a game out of," he said. "But again, that's just my personal opinion. I wouldn't be confident making a game out of it."