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.”

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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

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