Call Of Duty's Infinity Ward Is Working On An Open-World RPG
Infinity Ward has been pretty preoccupied for some time. As will come as no surprise to anyone, the developer's focus has been solely on the Call of Duty franchise for its entire life as a company - starting on the original Call of Duty all the way up to the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 and untitled sequel to Warzone.
There's no doubt that it's worked well for Infinity Ward as one of the leading development houses in gaming and dominating the first-person shooter scene, but there's little in the way of variety. But that could be all about to change with a massive departure from the CoDverse.
What Is Infinity Ward Working On?
As spotted by Twitter user TheExesFile, a job listing for an upcoming Infinity Ward game implies that the team is getting ready to stretch its legs and enter one of the most ambitious genres in gaming for the very first time.
The listing has now been filled, but while active, the job was calling for a Narrative Director on an unannounced "open-world RPG." The successful candidate would be based in the company's Poland office. "In this role, you will create a cohesive vision for the narrative presentation, its connection with the gameplay experience, and you will be responsible for direction of cinematic moments," reads the listing.
Infinity Ward's RPG May Have A "Non-Linear Narrative"
The same job listing, in calling for new staff, may have revealed a small detail about the upcoming RPG from Infinity Ward. We doubt that it's a Call of Duty RPG, so get ready (presumably) for a whole new IP out of the IW test kitchen.
Continuing to explain what Infinity Ward is looking for in the new member of the team, the description continues, "The ideal candidate will have a proven experience working on non-linear narratives in open-world games and directing cinematics in AAA quality titles."
Then again, Infinity Ward is pretty busy with everything CoD right now, so we're not sure how it's going to find the time to juggle multiple franchises. No one knows what's in store now from Infinity Ward, but it's exciting that it's getting to seemingly move away from Call of Duty for a change. Who knows, they might even like the quiet of a sky without bullets flying through it non-stop.