Raven Software studio director, David Pellas, reveals that he and his team want to take lead on a Call of Duty game and bring it back to modern era warfare.
While Activision and Infinity Ward continue to promote Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, many gamers are more excited for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered that’s launching alongside the new title. And with the Modern Warfare Remastered coming with all the original maps and updated visuals, there’s much to look forward to.
In an interview with charlieINTEL, Raven Software studio director, David Pellas, shared his experience working on Modern Warfare Remastered. During the interview, Pellas revealed his desire to become a lead developer on a Call of Duty game, rather than working in the background as the studio has done for many years.
In fact, Raven Software has worked on Call of Duty games since Call of Duty: Black Ops, always supporting the lead studios in one way or another. With that much history in the franchise, Pellas is confident his team could create a successful Call of Duty game while at the helm.
If such an opportunity were to arise, Pellas was quick to mention he and his team at Raven Software would want to bring the franchise back into the modern era. He said:
“It would be the gameplay first. Boy we sure do like the modern time period. So, you know what, we haven’t even really discussed that. But I can tell you that our team is we are all in on this game and this time period feels so good.
“And I think given that we had AW (Advanced Warfare) which was slight future, Black Ops 3 which was a little bit further future, and now we have Infinite Warfare which is very far future, I think there are be a good group of people at Raven that are like ‘hey what if we were to bring this back to modern times.’ So I would say that that’s probably where we would start.
“We would go with what the team is excited about today and that’s definitely modern.”
As of right now, Raven Software is not a lead developer on any Call of Duty games, and presumably won’t become one in the near future. Activision’s current three-year cycle with developers Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games seems to be pretty well established for the time being. And with Raven Software’s current focus on the Modern Warfare Remastered and the China exclusive Call of Duty Online, the developer has its hand full.
That said, there’s no reason Activision couldn’t shift to a four-year cycle in the future, adding Raven Software into the mix, or even replace one of the other developers with Pellas and his team. If that ever does happen, it will be interesting to see if Raven Software is able to pull Call of Duty back to modern times as Pellas wants, or if the developer will take on another era of warfare.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered are set to release November 4, 2016 for PC, PlayStation4, and Xbox One.