Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling made it quite clear that while Treyarch’s approach to Call of Duty brings an enjoyably fresh and different approach to the series, there are features namely zombie mode which Infinity Ward would never adopt.
Speaking with GamerZine at the Modern Warfare 3 event recently, here’s what Robert Bowling had to say:
“What Treyarch has done – and what I actually think is fantastic where we are now – is they’ve really taken Call of Duty in a different direction. No longer are you getting the same game every year, but you’re getting a different style of the same core Call of Duty design,”
“Every developer has their own personality and their own direction, and more so than ever we’re seeing people who really enjoy this style and the other. And it’s not a black and white good and bad; they’re very different experiences but in the same core gameplay.
“Rather than trying to cannibalize each other, they do things that we would never do but have turned out fantastic – like their Zombie modes – and added new features to multiplayer that we would never add, just because they’re a different style,”
Keeping the experience fresh is key for both Infinity Ward and Treyarch as a new COD titles is released every year. Let’s also hope the series can also re-invent itself for the best.