Call of Duty Summary
Some five years after leaving developer Infinity Ward amid a storm of nasty legal business, Activision confirmed to Polygon today that Todd Alderman, former lead designer of the Call of Duty franchise, has returned to the team as multiplayer project director.
For his part, Alderman was one of the 38 members of the "Infinity Ward Employee Group" that sought legal actionfor between $75 million and $125 million in unpaid bonuses.
Former Infinity Ward employees have spilled the redacted beans on the original Call of Duty's development back when the studio first formed. Medal of Honor was the first-person shooter King at the time.
Apparently Call of Duty was codenamed 'MOH killer', even though its initial design was similar to MOH: Allied Assault, which followed the "super-spy in WWII story" formula.
Randy Pitchford has revealed that Activision offered Gearbox the chance to develop a Call of Duty title, but the studio turned it down.