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Are Treyarch Taking Call of Duty Back to the Past?

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After the phenomenal success of the first Modern Warfare, it was generally suspected that Treyarch, one of the alternating developers of the franchise would take a page from Infinity Ward and give their game a more recent setting. Instead they opted to keep the game bound to world War 2, producing the less-than-fantastic World at War (which, being Call of Duty still sold by the boatload).

Now that Modern Warfare 2 is the biggest thing since RubberDuckzilla, will Treyarch finally take the series in a new direction? Well…No, if a recent job posting on their site is anything to go on.

The post, looking for a level designer for a Call of Duty game specifically seeks one who’ll “Research subject matter for history and look of the level” – leading many to believe that the next Treyarch game will be set in the past.

It’s doubtful though that they’ll be revisiting World War II – Treyarch staffer Noah Heller, when the last game came out said “…we are showing the final battles of the Pacific and the European Theatre and that lets us put a close to the war. I’m sure game companies will be making World War II games for years to come and World War II is a very classic war. But we’re happy that we put the war to bed.”

If not World War II, then which particular conflict might it be based on? I’ve had my fill of killing Nazis and the Japanese – maybe it’s time to put holes in a few digital Vietnamese?

Source : Treyarch

Last Updated: December 4, 2009


  1. Fred

    December 4, 2009 at 12:54

    Why not give us Future Warfare !


  2. Bacon

    December 4, 2009 at 12:54

    I wouldn’t mind killing some digital Americans for a change.


  3. Maxiviper

    December 4, 2009 at 13:49

    What about the cold war or The war on Terror?


    • Darkling

      December 4, 2009 at 18:22

      Or how aboot the war on underage pregnancy? :face:


  4. WeRRieS ZA

    December 4, 2009 at 14:37

    Call of Duty: Vietnam here we come! :biggrin: Treyarch = EPIC FAIL!!!


  5. Milesh Bhana ZA

    December 4, 2009 at 14:48

    I don’t know why this is such a big surprise. Wasn’t that the plan? Treyach does Call of Duty (WWII) and Infinity Ward does Modern Warfare. Split franchise and all.


  6. RancoR

    December 7, 2009 at 08:20

    If this has dedictated server support I will buy it – IWNET is crap, biggest fail ever


  7. mankey

    December 7, 2009 at 08:53

    I think it would be even better if they went further back in history,maybe WWI or american civil war/roman empire thing,could be cool


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