Just under a week away from its biggest videogame release ever with Modern Warfare 2, developer Infinity Ward has made it clear in an interview with Develop that they don’t feel “tied” to the Call of Duty franchise forever. However, that doesn’t mean they’ll stop making Call of Duty games, it just means they can do something else, if they’d like.
“We take it game-by-game,” explained Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling. “We never worry about the future too much. Right now we wanted to make a sequel, so the entire team is hands on deck for making Modern Warfare 2. Then once this is done, maybe we’ll see about doing something new. If we do want to do something else, then we will do it. We don’t feel tied to making Call of Duty games. We still make Call of Duty games because we’re having fun doing it. And when it stops being fun, we’ll move onto something else.”
After what they did with the original Modern Warfare, and what looks to be on pace for a strong Game of the Year nominee with Modern Warfare 2, there are sure to be millions of fans who don’t want Infinity Ward to stop making Call of Duty games anytime soon.