Call of Duty made its name for its accurate and sometimes brutal tellings of World War II battles. But ever since Modern Warfare, the universe has been pretty modern, or even futuristic. Yet many wonder if they’ll eventually return to the last great world war. Speaking with IGN, Jason Blundell of Treyarch addressed these rumors and speculations, as well as what people can expect from the ending of Black Ops III:
“We had multiple stories at the end of Black Ops II and people had different outcomes. Then we kind of picked an idea and that kind of connect into Black Ops III – I’ll leave that mysterious! But the end of Black Ops… hmmm… here’s the thing, I think there’s always stories to be told. One guy asked me if we were going to keep going into the future but the point is there are always stories to be told. That could be the future, that could be the past.
“This one had to be future-based for us because there was always a key idea. The first one was man corrupts man – Viktor Reznov corrupts Alex Mason. The second one was man corrupts machine – Raul Menendez taking the drones. Then this one is machine corrupts machine. So it was really an arc of thought. I don’t see there being an end because, like I said earlier, Black Ops has always been stories about people. That’s infinite. You can tell so many different stories, and they can come from the past, the future, or wherever you want.
“People ask about World War II – and I’ve done my fair share of World War 2 shooters – I’d do it again, but I’d have to have something new to say about it. Either about the war or people in the war. It’s not a case of doing it just because it’s been a while – it’s what am I saying that World War II helps me to say.”