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COD5 has to "redefine WWII genre"

World at War needs to stun or it could damage the franchise says senior producer

We brought you first details on the new Call of Duty game last week (catch up with that here). Since then there's been a lot of talk about how the game's return to WWII after Modern Warfare is a bad move. Senior producer Noah Heller says Call of Duty: World at War has to redefine the genre and be the best shooter possible or people won't trust the brand going forward.

"Modern Warfare opened the door to so many people new to Call of Duty," senior producer Noah Heller told MCV.

"The game built great fertile ground for us to start on and if we're going to say: 'Look it's Christmas, here's another Call of Duty as you loved it last year', then we need to make sure the game is high quality or people won't trust what Call of Duty is."

Heller added, "This has to be the best shooter and has to redefine the World War II genre."

So it looks like we could be in for new COD titles every year, starting this November or December (or last year counting Modern Warfare). World at War is due in time for Christmas on PS3, 360, PC and Wii, says the UK trade paper.

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