Zombies were nearly out of the question for Call Of Duty
It has been reported that the Head of Treyarch Studios Mark Lamia has explained how the popular zombie mode has almost did not make it into Call Of D ...
It has been reported that the Head of Treyarch Studios Mark Lamia has explained how the popular zombie mode had almost not made it into Call Of Duty at the Las Vegas DICE Summit which is an annual gathering of game developers, publishers and other industry notables.
Treyarch had been given an opportunity to work on Call Of Duty: World at war and that it had become a little hard to get the team excited about the project as this was the third World War II Call of Duty title they had worked stated by Mark.
To add on, Mark also said that it was important for the get inspiration and think out of the box in order to take the series.
And he almost cancelled the zombie mode as it was not the main focus for the Call of Duty franchise. But then again he gave the team a chance to try something new since the team showed a lot of excitement.
Treyarch had nailed it when it came to making the zombie mode and so Mark states, “It was the most fun I had playing co-op in our game,” and he said from that point on, he was infected and knew it had to be part of the final release. As his presentation bluntly stated, “Zombies = $@#&ing cool!”
Mark also encouraged the Activision team to play the zombie mode, a knew exactly that the tactic had paid off when he realized what level were they in and also how much fun they were having.
However, the main idea was to fit in the events of World War II so that it would not be confusing to the games and so in order to preserve the mode, Mark made a deal: let Treyarch make zombie mode an Easter Egg that will only be available to the players that have finished the game. It turns out that the zombie mode became really popular and that Activision and Treyarch eventually unlocked it for all after launch as there was million of people who were asking for it after the secret was known.