Activision’s CEO Eric Hirshberg spoke with IGN at E3 and talked about the possibility of Call of Duty returning to the World War II era. Many fans have been asking for a change back to the past; the recent Call of Duty titles have been in the future or modern era. Hirshberg said that going back to the World War II era is “certainly possible.”
“There are these moments where certain ideas seem to be floating in the collective consciousness, and there are two ‘meteor hitting the earth’ movies in one summer and were both in production for years.”
“Those kinds of things happen,” Hirshberg said, “so there’s definitely a chasing of innovation and new ideas within a well-worn genre that lead people to similar conclusions like changing time periods. And of course I think that opens up the opportunity for what is old is new again.”
Hirshberg would not elaborate on their future plans and stated they have no announcements to make right now. Treyarch’s Black Ops 3 is all set in the future, 2065 to be specific. The last Call of Duty title to be fully in the past was Black Ops 1, back in 2010.
Next year’s Call of Duty game is coming from Infinity Ward. No details about what they’re working on has been revealed yet.