Why the next Call of Duty is not Modern Warfare 4

Infinity Ward explained why the next Call of Duty title is not Modern Warfare 4.

During an interview with MCV, executive producer Mark Rubin explained the idea for Call of Duty: Ghosts happened after Modern Warfare 3 was completed and it was a “long decision,” to make  but “not a hard one.”

“We don’t get a chance when making a game to think about the next one until we are done actually making that first game. When we finished Modern Warfare 3, we had this big brainstorming session that lasted for weeks. Everybody gets to come up with ideas of what we want to do, not just what game we want to do, but moments in games.

“We all really knew we wanted to continue making Call of Duty. We could have done something else, but we wanted to make Call of Duty, and 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.”

I find it very interesting to see the team finally approaching to something new. Call of Duty: Ghosts is being written by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan known for Syriana and Traffic.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released for PS3 on November 5 and for PS4 Holiday 2013.