Could the famous Call of Duty franchise be turning to a whole new kind of game with an open-world RPG? In any case, this is what a new job offer from Infinity Ward suggests.
Since the very first CoD released in 2003, the franchise has always stayed true to its linear FPS foundations. However, that trend may well be changing, with Activision certainly eyeing a more ambitious future for its $30 billion franchise.
And for the first time since Infinity Ward’s Polish studio opened in 2017, the Krakow team appears to be gearing up for a full-fledged new game, rather than assisting the global team in a strictly game-based capacity. research and development.
This new venture may well mark a whole new milestone for the CoD franchise, as the team at Infinity Ward is now looking for a Narrative Director to craft an open-world RPG.
Through a job posting that has since been taken down on Infinity Ward’s careers page, the studio may have revealed the direction Call of Duty will be heading in the next few years.
By emphasizing “the narrative and cinematic experience in an open-world RPG“, the project seems to aim for all the familiar aspects of the genre.
“Story, characters, heritage, and world-building will be featured prominently, as will new writers and quest designers” indicates the job posting in question.
From what we can read in this offer, the “ideal candidate” for this position must have extensive experience in the creation of “non-linear storytelling in open-world games“.
Although it is impossible to say with certainty that this “unannounced AAA projectis truly about the CoD series, it’s worth bearing in mind that Infinity Ward has never released a game outside of the CoD license.
So we’ll have to wait and see what this possible open-world Call of Duty RPG might possibly look like, if it is indeed a new category of game in the franchise.
This mysterious RPG project is just one of many ambitious projects underway under the Activision umbrella right now.
Whether it’s a Warzone sequel, a fully standalone Zombies game, or even multiple mobile games, the CoD community can expect to see plenty of projects in the future.