We could have been fighting extraterrestrials and zombies in Modern Warfare 2‘s story mode? Well, probably not. But the game’s scriptwriter Jesse Stern does say those ideas, among others, were thrown around when coming up with the story in order “to weed out the bad ideas.”
“We started kicking around anything and everything to weed out the bad ideas,” Stern said in a recent interview. “In the beginning we talked about having things in Modern Warfare 2 like outbreaks, viruses, chemical warfare, and even outlandish things such as aliens and the living dead … before we finally ended up with a more grounded version of the real world”.
There’s always room for Call of Duty: Alien Warfare? You heard it here first.