Call of Duty: Ghosts producer talks about the (inevitable) sequel

Obviously, there's going to be another Call of Duty game. Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin talked about their next game. Players that have finished the short campaign already have some idea what's going to happen, and Rubin confirms that they're already "working on" the story of the next game.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts originally started off as Modern Warfare 4. But Infinity Ward decided to pivot for this year's game, opting to start a new story.

Obviously, there's going to be another Call of Duty game. Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin talked about their next game. Players that have finished the short campaign already have some idea what's going to happen, and Rubin confirms that they're already "working on" the story of the next game.

Mild spoilers ahead.

In an interview with Metro, Rubin notes that the ending does give the team "a sort of stepping stone to the next game," but added that "the full context of that story to come is being worked on as we speak."

Apparently, the ending of the campaign makes it very clear that there will be a sequel--but will it be a trilogy like Modern Warfare? "It's not fully planned out," Rubin said. "We don't know what the plant is going to look like in the end... until we start finishing up this story."

So when will the next Ghosts game launch? It's likely to be 2015, given the franchise's alternating development with Treyarch. "We have that formula of being able to put out games on a regular basis. It's not a yearly thing from our perspective, from our perspective it's two years," Rubin said. "And that works for us."

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    November 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Call of Duty: Ghosts producer talks about the (inevitable) sequel.

    Obviously, there's going to be another Call of Duty game. Infinity Ward producer Mark Rubin talked about their next game. Players that have finished the short campaign already have some idea what's going to happen, and Rubin confirms that they're already "working on" the story of the next game.

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      November 6, 2013 2:17 PM

      "working on the story"

      ...The campaign took me less than 6 hours to beat. I really don't think it's going to take them that long to finish up.

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      November 6, 2013 2:32 PM

      When you have to borrow plot ideas from DKR and GIJoe 2 I guess you really don't have things fully planned out.

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        November 6, 2013 5:54 PM

        They've been borrowing ideas from movies since the first COD. They use lines of script from movies as well.

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          November 6, 2013 6:44 PM

          Hell, Call of Duty 1 borrowed the Ste. Mere Eglise landing from The Longest Day, and the Stalingrad scene from Enemy At The Gates.

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            November 6, 2013 7:15 PM

            given that the WW2 CoD games were based on a historical war..

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              November 6, 2013 8:58 PM

              Yeah, that's true. I feel like the Call of Duty franchise had a bit more honor back then, when they were using the accounts of veterans to build experiences. Now they're just going to Hollywood writers and PMCs, and aren't keeping the experience grounded in reality.

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        November 6, 2013 6:21 PM

        Dark Knight Returns?

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          November 6, 2013 7:24 PM

          Diddy Kong Racing?

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            November 6, 2013 8:01 PM

            Cross-title idea Grand theft auto : Donkey Kong Country. You play as the gang-bangin' Deandre' Kong, just trying to earn some bananas on the ugly side of nintendo-life

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      November 6, 2013 4:38 PM

      Hopefully they don't start the game with the exact same motions from the last game.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E82ZkHTiVU lazy or sad, you decide.

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        November 6, 2013 5:52 PM

        Why can't I pick both? WHHHYYY?!?!

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        November 6, 2013 6:42 PM

        Really? They reused mocap from an ending cinematic, one that players would remember vividly (compared to regular NPC sequences)? They couldn't spend a couple of days in the studio on a new mocap sequence?

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          November 6, 2013 7:20 PM

          Also, aren't their royalties for the performance of mocap actors?

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            November 6, 2013 9:40 PM

            I would be surprised if there were. And if there are, how do you know they weren't paid? You really can get outraged over anything, can't you? When there isn't anything handy, you just create outrage out of thin air? Mocap actor royalties?

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        November 6, 2013 9:40 PM

        Lazy, sad, or an intentional homage. You decide.

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      November 6, 2013 7:11 PM

      I'd hate to live in the dimension where the world of Call of Duty is reality. Shit's always going wrong

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