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? Wellâ€¦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 â€œResearch subject matter for history and look of the levelâ€ – 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 â€œâ€¦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.â€
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