Looks like Infinity Ward may no longer focus solely on the Call Of Duty series. Indeed, Activision executive vice president Dave Stohl is hinting at a whole new franchise from the Modern Warfare devs.
Speaking to VG247, Stohl revealed that Infinity Ward are holding “a huge recruiting drive” following the controversial exit of West, Zampella and a large number of staff.
“Recruiting at Infinity Ward is not a problem. What we’re trying to do is say that Infinity Ward is a culture, it’s a way of doing things,” he said.
When asked if Infinity Ward would remain focused on Call of Duty titles, Stohl replied, “We’re not saying right now. There is definitely a strong shooter philosophy there, for sure. And I think that there’s a short- and long-term view on the whole thing. But I think we’re rebuilding a studio that can go off and build great new franchises in the future.”
Oddly, it was Infinity Ward’s alleged attempts to ‘go off and build a great new franchise’ that contributed to Activision and Infinity Ward’s problems in the first place.