Call of Duty: WW2 Dev Wanted to Make Advanced Warfare 2

Call of Duty: WW2 Dev Wanted to Make Advanced Warfare 2

While Call of Duty: WW2 might be a commercial success, developer Sledgehammer originally wanted to make a follow-up to 2014’s Advanced Warfare.

“Sledgehammer wanted to make Advanced Warfare 2," said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg in an interview with Newsweek. It’s unclear if the shift to a World War 2 game was because Activision forbade them from tackling another futuristic entry in the shooter franchise.

"We knew they would become historians, that they would tackle it with authenticity, give it tremendous care, and we also knew they would capture the unspeakable scale of World War II."

The change seems to have paid off though; launch sales for WW2 are double those of Infinite Warfare. According to a press release, company estimates put sell-through at over $500 million USD worldwide.

Source: GameSpot



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 9:02 AM
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Yeah they wanted to make AW2 but then remembered that it was the 2nd worst CoD game behind Ghosts so decided to go back to what obviously works WW2.
 
 
 
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 12:53 PM
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Jeez. Thankfully we didnt get AW2. They did a good job on WW2 this year. Redeemed themselves from my perspective. Lootboxes etc still kind of a bummer though, Ill just take the ones earned through game. Nowhere near interested buying COD Points
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 1:59 PM
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10 November 2017, 09:02 AM Reply to jtbthatsme
Yeah they wanted to make AW2 but then remembered that it was the 2nd worst CoD game behind Ghosts so decided to go back to what obviously works WW2.
Hahaha thats the truth right there! Its good for them to show us what has progressed in terms of game design for an "anniversary" COD game though so a return to WW2 was very appropriate.
 
 
 
Posted by Vicx
On Friday 10 Nov 2017 9:57 PM
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Even though AW was a disappointment it was a step in the right direction, Black Ops 3 got it right fortunately. They need to stick to it. Boots on the ground is dead to me, over it. Increased mobility and agility is way more, it's not about who shoots first but who can evade and counter.
 
 
 
Posted by sakuraba
On Monday 13 Nov 2017 9:57 AM
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I thought aw was fun I must be the only one. Haha