Activision has come out to reveal that Call of Duty: Roman Wars was never seriously considered by the publisher.
News broke a few days ago about Call of Duty: Roman Wars, a game pitched by Vicarious Visions to Activision. The game was set to be a bold new take on the Call of Duty franchise, taking the franchise back to the age of Julius Caesar. Unfortunately, for Vicarious, it didn’t work out. Activision opted to pursue Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare instead.
Today, Activision has commented on the story. According to them, the game never came close to being greenlit.
“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,” an Activision spokesperson told IGN.
Vicarious Visions did not stop with Activision, but also pitched the game to Ubisoft as just Roman Wars. That pitch was also unsuccessful, though Ubisoft has not released a statement concerning the game. While we won’t get to go back in time, we will get to jump forward. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the next game in the Call of Duty franchise, is out November 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.