While the multiplayer portion of Call Of Duty games are the main draw these days, the single player portion is there though not necessarily as big. These campaigns can be quite short and completing them in 6 or so hours isn’t uncommon. The plots have varied between World War 3, the rise of new powers, and men who want to impose their will on the world. There have been highlights from the single player such as the All Ghillied Up level in CoD 4: Modern Warfare, and who could forget No Russian. However there’s often shining moments among more standard levels of running into places and shooting people.
Sledgehammer Games, the developer behind Advanced Warfare, want people to be excited for the single player and with it featuring Kevin Spacey it’s hard not to be. Now Glen Schofield, co-founder of the studio, has stated the story alone has taken over two years to write.
@xMaccabix It should be. The story alone has taken over 2 1/2 years to write.
— Glen Schofield (@GlenSchofield) May 14, 2014
Sledgehammer also discussed the cancelled third person CoD, which was going to be set during the Vietnam War and some sections would have apparently had a similar atmosphere to the likes of Dead Space due to not not knowing what kind of danger was in the tunnels dug by the Vietcong. It could have been a rather fresh approach to the franchise.