Jesse Stern, who wrote Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, left his job as a writer and co-executive producer at NCIS and started “actively looking for video game gigs,” he told Paul Semel in a recent interview.
He met with David Cage and discussed writing for Beyond: Two Souls. While that partnership didn’t pan out, it got Stern thinking about the possibility of traveling outside of the U.S. to work on a game.
That’s when former Infinity Ward president and Respawn Entertainment co-founder Jason West mentioned Stern’s name to the developers of Electronic Arts’ rival military first-person shooter franchise, Battlefield.
“They wanted something that was more linear for Battlefield 4, something more cinematic,…
via Polygon – All http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/28/5039970/modern-warfare-battlefield-4-writer-jesse-stern