Executive producer Mark Rubin talks what could have been Modern Warfare 4.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be Infinity Ward’s next first person shooter in the hugely successful Call of Duty franchise. However, for a long time, many thought that the developer would be bringing us Modern Warfare 4. After all, the Modern Warfare series helped establish the franchise as a big ticket money-maker. So what changed?
Speaking to MCV, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin stated that, “[It was] not a hard decision, but a long decision. When we finished Modern Warfare 3, we had this big brainstorming session that lasted for weeks.
“We all really knew we wanted to continue making Call of Duty. We wanted to create a new universe, or a new story at least. We wanted new characters and new experiences.
“The easy thing would have been – as we had finished the arc of Modern Warfare 1, 2 and 3 – to start a new arc within that same universe. That was the first step. But due to a lot of the changes we wanted to make with this new world, it really dictated out that we needed to make something that wasn’t Modern Warfare.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on November 5th for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.