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Sledgehammer Wanted to Make CoD: Advanced Warfare 2

From IGN - November 9, 2017
By Joe Skrebels

Call of Duty: WWII developer Sledgehammer Games originally wanted to make Advanced Warfare 2, before Activision executives asked them to take on real-life history instead.

Speaking to Newsweek, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg explained that, "Sledgehammer wanted to makeAdvanced Warfare 2", but added that the publisher had seen the increasing calls from fans to return to the series' roots, and head back to the 1940s.

We knew [Sledgehammer] would become historians," Hirshberg continued, "that they would tackle it with authenticity, give it tremendous care and we also knew they would capture the unspeakable scale of World War II.

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