Activision’s Call of Duty games have been around for a long time. Over the years the franchise has taken a turn for the worst. The latest installment, Infinite Warfare, was widely criticized and the franchise overall is losing its grip on the shooter market.
Milking the same mechanics and refusal to try something new means slower death for Call of Duty. Milking is an issue for COD and some do feel that Activision should allow a break. But Activision strongly believes in keeping the franchise going.
Thankfully, we are hearing that the series is going back to World War this year for some actual boots on the ground action. Even better news is that Call of Duty films are under productions. The bad news, however, they are going to treat Call of Duty films the same way they treated the video game franchise.
Writers have already plotted years of content already which means if the first Call of Duty film is successful, there may very well be an endless stream of movies ahead.
Speaking with The Guardian, Stacey Sher stated:
We have plotted out many years. We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like Black Ops, the story behind the story. The Modern Warfare series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on
They believe that there is a possibility of COD universe becoming the next Marvel. More films don’t always mean bad content but knowing how Activision likes to handles its properties, it won’t be surprising if the quality starts to decline after a couple of films.