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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev wants to see the series return to World War II

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty - and Red Orchestra aside, the FPS world in general - has long since vacated the Pacific Front and fields of northern France in favour of modern and future warfare.

But given the chance, Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey would love to go back to the sombre remembrance and single, sustained trumpet notes of the original CoD and its sequel.

“Some of my favourite pieces of entertainment are set in World War II,” the Sledgehammer co-founder told Metro. “I’m a massive fan of Band of Brothers.”

Condrey went on to praise Saving Private Ryan, the clear tonal inspiration for much of Call of Duty 1 and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault before it, and called WWII a “great hero’s war”.

“That’s kind of the last that was recognised as a noble cause in a war,” he said. “So yeah, I think a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War II setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing.” 

Ironically enough, however, Sledgehammer’s own innovations for the series would make a return to historical shooters a trickier sell than before.

“How would it play and how would the multiplayer work after the new movement set in Advanced Warfare?,” asked Condrey. “That’s a tougher question than I’ve had to tackle yet.”

Our Fraser took a look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s PC port this week and found it to be pretty solid. Do you think Sledgehammer are ready to take the fight back to WWII?

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B0GiE-uk- Avatar
3 Years ago

I still play a little COD2 now and again. If they took a look at COD United Offensive again and brought that up to date it would definitely be on my shopping list. Played some of the best teamwork ever on COD UO!

Apocalypsy Avatar
3 Years ago

I'd love to see a new Battlefield game set in WW II or even better the Korean War !

Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

I think we are ready to return to WW2. Its been long enough.

1N07 Avatar
3 Years ago

I would actually rather have a WW2 game for a change...

People always say it's too used a theme, but modern shooters are all you see now a days...

But only if they can make it innovative in some way...

Like maybe super realistic feeling, basically shitty guns or something?