Infinity Ward’s Lead Animator sat down with The Guardian and discussed a little bit about how Ghosts is “the best story that Infinity Ward has ever put out.” For those that don’t know, Zach Volker has been with Infinity Ward since CoD 2. As Mark Rubin also said, they had the opportunity to develop MW4, but didn’t want to do that series again. Volker also said that Activision gave them a lot of freedom in development process:

Activision gave us the freedom to go in any direction we wanted, and we knew we’d be turning our back on a lot of built-in support if we jumped on MW4,” says Volker. “But a lot of the team felt like we’d been with these characters and events for a long time and we really wanted to move on and explore some new stories and characters. That was the driving force behind Ghosts.

Volker also said that it’s difficult to develop for next-gen because as IW’s developing for next-gen, the console manufacturers are also changing the specs of next-gen.

The new tech features we have… you always start out very ambitious on a new project but you have to be doubly ambitious when you have new hardware coming up. The problem is, when you’re working with new hardware, you don’t really know its capabilities, because while you’re developing the game, they’re developing the console in tandem.

SOURCE: Guardian

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  • Scorch

    The second quote seems like an excuse if Ghosts isn’t that technologically and graphically good compared to other games that come out for next gen.

    • Camo

      it is, thats because they can’t create a freaking new engine in 2 years. they say that against the haters of course.

      • MeisseN

        Nobody can

        • Poplur33

          I don’t know y they don’t listen to the fans what’s such a big pressure? 12 year olds? They’ll play it every year it doesn’t matter just do it right. They’re developers that hardly play their own game and won’t listen to the problems. All I’m saying is first make sure the lag is done with. Said it before but ill say it again THE GAME IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE CONNECTION. It’s annoying they have all the money and ability just do it … Act like the last game was the worst one ever and improve it as motivation or something just make it go off lol.

    • Big Pow

      lol you right this games graphics are not impressive! i really don’t care about that but what i do care is that they put dedicated servers or do something more innovating rather than peeking threw corners! we already know how many bugs this game is gonna have!

  • David Morgan

    I don’t understand how people think that in two years someone can just magically create a next gen engine. Most games are upgraded versions of their previous engines, it’s a huge improvement over MW3 and that’s all that matters to me.

    • James K

      Activision should have created a separate team of engineers to build a new engine. If they started a half a decade ago, they would probably be finish by now.

      In the end, the community will find out if the new next engine doesn’t have the terrible scars that plagued the previous engines

      • will

        Respawn Entertainment (The Real Infinity Ward Team) did while starting from scratch after leaving Activi$ion.

  • Dean

    The dog suddenly becomes the primary antagonist. I can just see it now.

  • Big Pow

    look im buying the game but i know what to expect from this product, every year the fanboys are like “this is the best game ever, this is gonna be the best cod ever made” the fact is that is gonna run like crap on launch day and most likely for another 3 months and still have problems! i can see alot of people going back to blops 2 when this game comes out trust me it happens every year.

    • coilover2005

      Well put. I do the same shit every year. not even going to lie. I can’t remember what YouTube commentator said it but it was 100% true… “It takes a year after the current COD game is out for it to be balanced and polished like it should have been in the first place.” I understand these guys have a lot of pressure on them to get a game out in about a year and a half (Switch between 3arc & IW) but they gotta put some EXTRA effort into the polish on the next gen releases.

      • Big Pow

        i agree 100% with you my brother

      • TheCow

        402Thunder402 said that :/

        • coilover2005

          Ah- Ha! That’s the commentator. Thanks man.

  • MeisseN

    Why don’t u even mention “Best Multiplayer” 🙁

  • I_HAV2_POOP

    i think the majority of the problem is not the games its the people playing the game…since MW2 campers have got worse with every game and people dont play the objective…i play DOM and every game will have atleast 3-4 players per team with 0 or 1 flag caps now with all these “stats” its turn people into kill whores everyone is obsessed with there K/D instead of winning the game or doing the objective. i think kill/score streaks should only be score by playing the objective and kills only count towards streaks in TDM and FFA! Also if you camp/stay in a 10 foot area you die and have a 10 sec delay before respawn….but i am a objective player what do i know?

    • Big Pow

      i agree with you man! i like to play demolition and it seems like i plant the bomb on the regular oh yeah by the way i play with randoms all the time and all people do is spawn trap! i mean they will have the bomb in front of them and wont plant it!!!! i see people with 55-6 but no plants or defuses i’m like WTF and me 24-12 but with 2 plants and 2 defuses and i hate when they say “let them plant so we can get more kills” whaaat? oh and campers…..i don’t wanna talk about that!

  • I_HAV2_POOP

    i think the majority of the problem is not the games its the people playing the game…since MW2 campers have got worse with every game and people dont play the objective…i play DOM and every game will have atleast 3-4 players per team with 0 or 1 flag caps now with all these “stats” its turn people into kill whores everyone is obsessed with there K/D instead of winning the game or doing the objective. i think kill/score streaks should only be score by playing the objective and kills only count towards streaks in TDM and FFA! Also if you camp/stay in a 10 foot area you die and have a 10 sec delay before respawn….but i am a objective player what do i know? who agrees??????

    • Roxas3510

      I agree except for the 10 foot area thing. While it may work for campers, I’m the type of person who likes to lock down the objective and hold down a route so enemies don’t push through. Wouldn’t be very if I had to constantly move in a 10 foot radius. There is no way to fix camping, no matter what game you play, anyone can post up in a corner and remain there for as long as they want, you just have to outsmart them.

  • Batman

    Glad to see that they are inspired this time.

    Also MW series story was pretty terrible. Im sure that Ghosts will kick ass

    • Batman

      Also what about it having “THE BEST CONNECTION EVER”?