No one can deny that Call of Duty is a massive franchise, with many sub-series, such as Black Ops, Modern Warfare, World at War and more. Infinity Ward wants it upcoming iteration, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, to be the start of a new one.
Infinite Warfare‘s Narrative Director, Taylor Kurosaki, was recently featured in an interview with Polygon, in which he discussed his plans to establish a new “subfranchise,” since the studio is “trying to develop a very rich world” that still has a lot of potential for upcoming titles.
We want to establish our own new subfranchise. Our own new branch of the Call of Duty tree. What we are developing here could certainly support multiple games. We’re trying to develop a very rich world that we’re not even close to exhausting.
I’m sure that the Infinity Ward team felt the same kind of tremendous burden when they went from World War II to modern warfare. It’s an entire world with new weapons, vehicles, AI, under-the-hood stuff. We’re doing the exact same stuff here. This is as much of a sea change.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases on November 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.