There was once a project in the studios of Activision regarding a Call of Duty title that would be set in the era of Ancient Rome. Although the game, which would have more than likely been titled Call of Duty: Roman Wars was not seriously considered to be worked on extensively and ultimately released to the public, a demo of the game presented to Activision CEO Bobby Kotick left the man rather impressed. However, after more research into developing such a title in a franchise based upon first-person shooters, along with other problems within the studios of the gaming powerhouse, a Call of Duty game featuring sword fighting ended up becoming a failure.
Imagine if a game such as this had been released though. How much different would the Call of Duty world be now, seeing as there may have been a sequel or series based upon this initial Roman title depending on its success? One thing is for sure, Call of Duty would have more than likely branched out into other types of warfare for future video games, which could either harm the brand of allow it to evolve. Who’s to say?