While the Call of Duty series has undergone some changes over the years, none would have been as drastic as one proposed by a former employee at Activision. The idea for a game in the series set in Ancient Rome and featuring first-person sword combat was pitched, though it obviously never came to fruition.
We’re now getting word that the previously-believed information of the game being seriously considered was false, as Activision released a statement saying the following:
“The game concept was proposed by a former employee while working at the studio, but was not seriously considered nor requested to move to prototype.”
The game apparently would have blended both first and third-person combat, with the first-person segments being similar to Condemned: Criminal Origins and the third-person segments being similar to Gears of War. Previous reports suggested that the idea was that you would play as a variety of different characters that ranged from grunts all the way up to Julius Caesar.
Despite that drastic of a change not happening, the series will nonetheless be undergoing a change when it takes things into space with Infinite Warfare later this year. The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 4th.