Call of Duty developers Treyarch and Infinity Ward have a famous rivalry, but have joined forces to share feedback for the good of the franchise.
“At the end of the day we are two different developers and we have different opinions about the games we make and the games they make,” Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling told OXM of the notorious tension between the two teams.
“I think there will always be a lot of communication back and forth. When we do something really great it would be good for theirs, and when they do something really great it would be good for ours, so I think you are going to see a lot more of that.
“We’re taking in feedback as a franchise as a whole, not just our individual iterations any more.”
Speaking to NowGamer, Bowling reiterated that each team has much to learn from each other.
“I think every year, we have that challenge of looking at what the previous Call of Duty has done, and trying to learn from that and better our own game because of it,” he said.
“We do the same thing with Treyarch games, and I hope that they do the same thing with our games.”
Infinity Ward created the Call of Duty franchise, but has split development duties with Treyarch for several successive years. It’s Treyarch’s turn this year, and next game in the series is strongly tipped to be Black Ops 2.
Thanks, That VideoGame Blog.