Call of Duty: WWII Was Originally Set to Be Advanced Warfare 2
Call of Duty: WWII made over $500 million within its first three days on the market, however Activision is saying we could have had a whole other game this year. That’s right, the well known publisher is saying that Sledgehammer Games was originally going to make Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2 instead of Call of Duty: WWII.
Can you imagine what that would have looked like? With Call of Duty: WWII doing more than well, it’s hard to think that we could have been playing a completely different title this year. Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg says that the developer originally wanted to make a sequel to the 2014 Call of Duty title: Advanced Warfare.
At this time it hasn’t been made clear what impacted this decision, or whether Activision denied Sledgehammer the chance to make Advanced Warfare 2. Hirshberg did say that he was confident that the developer could make a fantastic World War 2 title. “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.”
Hirshberg has previously stated that they made a mistake with Infinite Warfare, as it was one too many futuristic titles in a row following the success of Advanced Warfare. Considering the return to a “boots to ground” approach to Call of Duty it’s easy to see why the idea of Advanced Warfare 2 was scrapped. And of course, this decision to go back to the roots of the franchise is what has made Call of Duty: WWII the success that it is so far.
It will be interesting to see if Sledgehammer brings Advanced Warfare 2 back to the table in the future. And who knows what it would even look like. If we do end up seeing the resurgence of this idea, we can’t help but wonder if it will be more of the original Advanced Warfare title or maybe something like a dramatic end to the revolutionary hardware we saw.
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