Activision didn’t want Modern Warfare

October 6, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  

Modern Warfare 2

Infinity Ward boss Vince Zampella has revealed that Activision didn’t want Modern Warfare, and didn’t want the developer working on a console game. In an interview with Official Playstation magazine, Zampella said:

With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War 2, but Activision really wanted it, the compromise sort of being that we’d get some dev kits for consoles in exchange for doing a World War 2 game. We always wanted to be on consoles and Activision saw us as more of a PC developer.

And something I’ll add to that, Activision also did not want Modern Warfare. They thought working on a modern game was risky and, ‘oh my god you can’t do that, it’s crazy!’ They were doing market research to show us we were wrong the whole time.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare went on to sell over 14 million copies. Modern Warfare 2 is due for world-wide release on 10 November 2009.


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