It looks like Treyarch will be handling development duties on Call of Duty 2015, or whatever the inevitable game winds up being called.
A recent Tweet from Treyarch’s Twitter account states “COD in 2015 confirmed,” as if it basically wasn’t already. I mean, come on; it’s Call of Duty. I’d be more likely to believe that Christmas wasn’t happening this year, than Activision missing out on releasing a Call of Duty game.
The Tweet goes on to hint that hey, maybe they’ve already said something about it already. Alternatively, “carrying on the conversation” that’s already been started could be a really oblique reference to this year’s Call of Duty being a sequel, but even writing that sentence makes me feel like some sort of conspiracy theorist reading way too far into a few simple words. So maybe you should pretend I didn’t write that.
COD in 2015 confirmed. We look forward to carrying on the conversation…that is, if we haven’t started it already. #InDevelopment
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) February 5, 2015
If memory serves, the last Call of Duty game that Treyarch developed was the rather solid Black Ops 2, which took the standard shooter template and gave it a nice spy-fi feel, branching missions, and some optional bits and pieces. I liked it quite a lot, and I genuinely respect them for trying to do something a bit different with the series, so I hope they’re going for something similar this year too.
Since then we’ve had the rubbish Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, plus others) and the slick-but-not-novel-enough Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games, plus others). Will Treyarch be doing a sequel to one of those? Mm, not entirely likely. If I were a betting man I’d guess this’ll be another new Call of Duty sub-series, but it could always be something else set in the Black Ops universe. A sequel or interquel or something.
We’ll doubtless find out more later this year. Unless we already have!