Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said that although he loves teh Halo and Modern Warfare, he wants Bungie and Infinity Ward to tread new paths in terms of genre.
"I keep waiting to hear what Bungie is going to do that’s not Halo,” he told VideoGamer at E3.
"Those guys are amazing, right? They walk on water! And the same with Infinity Ward. It’s like, dude I’m totally psyched to get my Call of Duty fix every year, but you guys are amazing! What else have you got? Can you give me something I haven’t seen before?"
However, Pitchford says he understands the nature of the business and that in the current climate, wearing unfamiliar shoes could prove too risky.
"The folks that are innovating need to be rewarded so that the folks that are making big bets can take that risk," he said.
"It’s too big of a risk for Infinity Ward to do anything but what they’re doing, because there’s too much value and there’s really big scope for it."