Tuesday, September 13 2011 @ 01:14 PM UTC
by Joe Sinicki
One member of that team, Jesse Stern, told EGM magazine that he refused to work on the highly anticipated third Modern Warfare game out of loyalty to the two ousted Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare creators.
“My primary relationship, creatively, was with Jason and Vincent, and so my loyalty is to those guys and their team. I’ve never even met anyone from Activision, except for some publicity people. So when I was approached through my agency, CAA, about working on Modern Warfare 3, I wasn’t interested,” Stern explains.
Stern then goes on to tell the magazine that he and the team had a long running plan for Modern Warfare 3, or rather — multiple plans.
“We had a plan,” Stern reveals, “but we didn’t have the plan. It was pretty open, and if you asked any of us where it was going, you’d get a different answer.” Stern also doesn’t believe that any of the ideas that were born during his time with Infinity Ward made it into the final game, “It was mostly in the heads of people who aren’t there anymore. But it’s not the first time someone’s had to pick up where a previous administration left off,”
So, given the events surrounding the game, will Stern play some MW3 ?
“Nah, I probably won’t.”