The developers at Infinity Ward apparently already have a good idea for where they’d take a potential Call of Duty spinoff.
In an interview with IGN, Infinity Ward narrative director Jeffrey Negus and Modern Warfare 2 head writer Brian Bloom revealed their idea for a Call of Duty one-off, and it’d focus on a popular character from the series.
“Yeah, I’m going to say it. Ghost’s origin story,” Bloom says. According to both him and Negus, the two want to do a game starring Simon “Ghost” Riley, the British special forces and main character of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
“There are others who would like to do that too,” Bloom continues. “And we think that would be really interesting. And again, that’s kind of where this interview started, that there’s something about that character that’s iconic, but the mask and some of those more superficial elements, as we’ve attempted to build them out here in our current release, where did some of those things come from? And exploring that, and looking at that would be something I think the audience would love, and we would love to get into.”
Negus adds that the team cares deeply about Ghost and that the team constantly thinks about story ideas for Ghost. “It’s hard for us not to jam on like, ‘Man, wouldn’t that be cool?’”.
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Ghost will be a primary character in Modern Warfare 2 and is featured in the box art. The game is a sequel to the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot and is set to follow the same special forces team as they take on the drug cartel known as Las Almas.
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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.