Infinity Ward is Sick of WWII Shooters Too
Are you sick of the tired “World War II shooter” genre that seems to have infested the gaming market for almost a decade? Well, you’re not the only one. Infinity Ward recently talked about the creation of Call of Duty 4 and revealed that they’re just as sick of the genre as everyone else:
Call of Duty 4 was Infinity Ward’s third Call of Duty game, and as such we approached it knowing we needed to do something fresh. We don’t want to pigeonhole ourselves any more than we have to, and many members of the team came off Call of Duty 2 promising never to work on another WWII game…
Coming off Call of Duty 2, we knew we wanted to do something different for our next game. We don’t agree with some critics who say that WWII as a genre is dead, but we couldn’t muster the same passion for the subject that we had in our first three WWII games (Call of Duty 1 and 2 and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault).
Unfortunately, Treyarch doesn’t seem to feel the same way since they’re already planning to take the series back to 1940′s Europe with CoD5. Couldn’t we at least find another war to milk for crappy games? Where are the World War I shooters, at least?