With Call of Duty: Ghosts launching next week, what could be next for developer Infinity Ward? We know what it won’t be doing – another Modern Warfare – and if the fact that the studio is focusing on a new universe with Ghosts hasn’t been made obvious yet, studio community manager Tina Palacios reiterated the same to OXM.
“With the storyline, we knew that we wanted to end the Modern Warfare franchise, and we wanted to go in a new direction.”
When asked if there would be another Modern Warfare, Palacios responded, “I can say that our focus and only focus is on Ghosts right now as it is, and we have no other plans at this time. When we were creating Ghosts, we really got inspired by Ghost from Modern Warfare 2, just by how he looks.
“It made sense for these soldiers we have in Ghosts who want to hide their identities would have the same masks and face paint. I think it would be safe for me to say that just knowing the characters from our previous games didn’t have a backstory, that’s what really pushed us forward. We thought we need to really establish that.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC on November 5th. Next gen versions will be out on November 15th/29th in North America/Europe for PS4 and November 22nd on Xbox One.