In an interview with charlieINTEL, David Pellas, Raven Software’s Studio Director, talked a lot about the process and how they brought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered to life. We have posted many details he did share, and you can check that our here.

But, during the interview, a question was also asked on would Raven like to be a lead developer on Call of Duty and how they would design that game.

Pellas’ immediately responded with a “yes” when asked if they would like to become the a lead developer on Call of Duty in the future.

Being able to work on the most successful game every year, that’s something Raven has been able to do for a long time.

Raven Software has been working on Call of Duty for a while now. They started back in Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 and has been working on every Call of Duty game since then, supporting the lead studio each year in one way or another.

Specifically, he said that the team would want to bring a Call of Duty game back in the modern-era and time frame.

It would be the gameplay first. Boy we sure do like the modern time period. So, you know what, we haven’t even really discussed that. But I can tell you that our team is we are all in on this game and this time period feels so good.

And I think given that we had AW (Advanced Warfare) which was slight future, Black Ops 3 which was a little bit further future, and now we have Infinite Warfare which is very far future, I think there are be a good group of people at Raven that are like ‘hey what if we were to bring this back to modern times.’ So I would say that that’s probably where we would start.

We would go with what the team is excited about today and that’s definitely modern.

As of now, however, Raven Software is not a lead developer on Call of Duty in terms of the yearly cycle. They’re focused on Modern Warfare Remastered and the China exclusive Call of Duty Online game.



  1. A modern game like the MW series is what many of us have wanted for a long time. Let them be a lead developer, they can replace SHG if next year’s game ends up being trash.

  2. It would be cool if they could make a full COD game in Vietnam era. Then again I don’t care UNLESS it’s boots on the ground and non-futuristic with humans vs humans shooting guns with bullets at each other. No robot BS!!

  3. Wouldn’t hurt to have 4 studios tbh, 4 year cycle? Hell yeah, lets do it.
    No need to replace another studio, give more time for the studios to work on their games and find more creative and beneficent ways to develop story etc..

    • Maybe it would be best if Raven should actually start working on a new game engine for COD. IW engine is really getting old.

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      • Why removing sledgehammer ?
        They brought a really bad game but it was their first Call of Duty…. I would rather remove 3arc and IW bcuz they knew no one likes the future shit and they bring it back.. I bet you will be suprised for SHG their next game.
        ” after what i have seen ” can’t wait for COD 2017

        • so you would remove two dev groups who have made more cod games, with iw having 3 successful cod games and 3arc for 3 successful cod games too, just to keep shg… about no.

          • Of course thats not gonna happen but why everyone saying they need to remove SHG ?
            What have they done beside doing what the community wanted CHANGE.
            We are the one who bring those futiristic shit in COD and now we are complaining hopefully next time we will shut up

          • get out of here you clearly know nothing, if they made MW3 then why is it under IW’s name? SHG only helped with the campaign maybe with some mp too.

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        • They introduced the whole thrust jump bullshit, And did you really just say to remove 3arc and IW? And I won’t be surprised when they bring back AW 2. The only way they can redeem themselves is if they ietnam game they were doing before they scrapped it for the cancer of AW

          • Well you’re right they bring that bullshit but we as a community asked for something new so they … did why complaining then ? And don’t bother telling me BO3 is not bullshit just like AW that would hypocrit. And to be honest i have never ever played treyarch gamest till Bo3 and just bcuz of zombies for MP im happy with MW2.
            AW/BO3/IW are all the same and il defending SHG bcuz they didnt know we wont like the game and 3arc comes like ” fuck it we are doing the same shit ”

    • I think RavenSoft should just remaster old games and release them half-way into the cycle of the current game. That way we can get our old COD’s on next gen along with new content.

    • Wouldn’t the 4 year cycle potentially cause conflicts too though? I mean the primary reason that everybody dislikes Infinite Warfare is because it too is returning to the future and hasn’t ADDRESSED peoples complaints but that’s because it started development almost before AW was released.

      The only way the cycle will work is if they plan ahead who does what and that requires foreknowledge of what gamers wan’t.

  4. Unfortunately I doubt that the decision would be up to Raven. It’s probably a bunch of guys in suits at Activision who make such a decision.

  5. I feel like if you gave them enough time they would show what they could really pull off. I dont think ghosts mp should be used as an example of this teams talent.

    • Bungie would most likely refuse since they are making Destiny 2. Plus Sledgehammer is great at making Call of Duty, if anything I think we should swap out Infinity Ward for RavenSoft.

  6. I’d very much rather they replace Sledgehammer. Or just give us one four year cycle with raven and see how it goes, if they do good then they can replace Sledge hammer (:

    btw Ghosts wasn’t that bad

  7. It’s inevitable, in my opinion. They could go on a Battlefield 1943 route or do a full fledged $60 game. Sledgehammer was granted the opportunity, so why not Raven?

  8. Activision hire these guys. They’ve proven they can make a good game by making Call of Duty 4 into something more spectacular to look at with Modern Warfare Remastered. Plus at this point I’m begging for a new non-futuristic Call of Duty game.

  9. I have a mixed feeling about a fourth developer being added. Modern Warfare Remastered looks great, so I think Raven would do a good job making Call of Duty. But my problem is that if one developer had a specific story that they wanted to tell, they would have a much harder time telling it because there is a good chance that everyone would forget what happened in the previous game by the time the sequel was released.