While I’m excited for Advanced Warfare, this should have been a thing and hopefully will be sooner or later.
Sledgehammer Games, the lead developer on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, was previously working on a Call of Duty title set during the Vietnam war. The game was actually quite different from the traditional Call of Duty formula, putting the game into a third person view and exploring the more “horrific” parts of war.
The team had a full 15 minute demo of the game developed the was fully playable, but was put on the back-burner when Activision came to Sledgehammer for help on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Will we ever see this title come to fruition? Personally, I seriously hope so because the Vietnam War is something that hasn’t been explored very well in games and could offer some very dark storytelling if done right. With the Call of Duty name at the helm as well, it could be a very fresh take on the franchise and help the brand expand to other genres.
For now, you can see “what could have been” by checking out the concept art released just below. Leave us your thoughts on this cancelled project in the comments and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest gaming news.